Rural communities struggling with migration levels



Rural communities are struggling to adapt to the ‘unprecendeted’ level of migration of non-UK workers into their areas, says charity Business in the Community.While migrants had brought a number of benefits, helped boost the economy and filled gaps left by Britons who ‘prefered to remain jobless’ there had been an increase of 186 per cent in their numbers in rural communities between 2003 and 2014, which was leading to tensions breaking out and posed challenges to community cohesion and in the provision of adequate housing and services.