In the 12 months to June, net migration from the EU to the UK fell by 106 000 to 230 000 with only London, the South-East and Scotland showing increases. Scotland attracted 11 000, up from 7 000 in the previous year. This presumably reflects the overall health of the Scottish economy and the welcoming statements made repeatedly by the First Minister and colleagues. See:
The data from the Institute for Public Policy Research and reported in the Guardian, reveals tremendous variation across the UK and suggests very strongly the need for a more flexible policy that allows the three areas with the greatest demand to allow greater migration and which incentivises migration to those areas apparently less-appealing or welcoming.
It is clear than most areas in the UK will suffer economically from this trend given the contribution migrants make to the economy and to the viability of services such as the NHS. See: