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Number of persons
Broad category of grant 2003( 3) 2004( 4, 5) 2005( 4) 2006( 4) 2007( 4, 6) 2008( 4, 6 *)

Employment( 7)

Employment with a work permit after 4/5 years

9,190

16,205

25,470

11,270

15,165

23,275

Spouses and dependants

10,620

17,050

27,340

12,340

18,065

30,580

Permit-free employment, businessman, persons of independent means

1,550

1,545

1,945

3,265

865

2,065

Spouses and dependants

1,050

1,020

1,570

2,315

700

1,790

Commonwealth citizens with a UK-born grandparent

5,275

4,755

4,795

1,900

1,675

2,090

Spouses and dependants

1,945

1,680

1,895

740

730

970

Total employment-related grants

29,635

42,260

63,015

31,830

37,210

60,770

Asylum( 8)

Refugees(9) and persons given exceptional leave to remain

12,185

19,025

33,850

19,075

10,250

2,965

Spouses and dependants

9,915

33,525

33,960

11,580

3,940

755

Total asylum-related grants

22,105

52,555

67,810

30,655

14,190

3,720

Family formation and reunion(10)

Husbands(11)

17,370

8,185

8,710

15,520

13,810

15,985

Wives(11)

30,790

12,920

15,585

27,200

23,175

25,335

Children

8,950

5,850

6,715

9,290

8,495

8,250

Parents and grandparents

3,090

1,985

1,450

1,470

1,000

970

Other and unspecified dependants

5,000

4,300

4,880

6,325

4,345

4,780

Total family grants

65,200

33,240

37,335

59,800

50,820

55,325

Other grants on a discretionary basis(12)

16,160

6,715

6,400

7,720

18,750

28,030

Category unknown

6,175

4,440

4,565

4,440

3,880

900

Grand total

139,280

139,210

179,120

134,445

124,855

148,740

* = Provisional
n/a = Not applicable
(1) Nationals of EU accession countries are included or excluded according to their accession date.
(2) Data from 2003 exclude dependants of EEA and Swiss nationals in confirmed relationships granted permanent residence.
(3) Excludes reconsideration cases.
(4) May include a small number of cases in which a decision is recorded twice, where an individual has dual nationality.
(5) Includes nationals of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia before 1 May 2004, but excludes them from this date.
(6) Excludes Bulgaria and Romania.
(7) In 2006 the qualifying period for settlement in all employment-related categories changed from four to five years.
(8) Includes grants under the Family ILR exercise.
(9) Excludes reconsideration cases and the outcome of appeals.
(10) Spouses and dependants joining British citizens or persons previously granted settlement.
(11) Includes civil and unmarried partners.
(12) Data for 2007 and 2008 include persons granted indefinite leave outside the immigration rules under measures aimed at clearing the backlog of outstanding unresolved cases.
Data rounded to the nearest 5.


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Table 14: Grants of settlement( 1, 2, 3) by category of grant, excluding EEA and Swiss nationals( 4, 5,) Q1 2006 to Q2 2009
Number of persons
Broad category of grant 2006 2007

Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Total Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Total

Employment( 6)

Employment with a work permit after 4/5 years

7,210

2,670

685

710

11,270

1,350

2,880

5,550

5,385

15,165

Spouses and dependants

8,255

2,900

635

550

12,340

1,150

3,470

6,795

6,650

18,065

Permit-free employment, businessman, persons of independent means

705

1,820

620

120

3,265

90

175

340

265

865

Spouses and dependants

530

1,305

400

75

2,315

40

120

305

240

700

Commonwealth citizens with a UK-born grandparent

1,380

390

75

50

1,900

90

400

710

480

1,675

Spouses and dependants

520

160

40

20

740

30

150

325

230

730

Total employment-related grants

18,600

9,245

2,455

1,530

31,830

2,750

7,195

14,020

13,250

37,210

Asylum( 7)

Refugees(8) and persons given ELR, HP or DL(9)

7,460

3,770

2,365

5,480

19,075

4,350

4,630

735

540

10,250

Spouses and dependants

6,315

2,460

1,330

1,480

11,580

1,575

1,390

570

405

3,940

Total asylum-related grants

13,775

6,225

3,695

6,960

30,655

5,920

6,020

1,300

945

14,190

Family formation and reunion( 10)

Husbands(11)

4,235

3,815

3,995

3,475

15,520

4,340

3,010

3,380

3,080

13,810

Wives(11)

7,040

6,805

7,290

6,065

27,200

7,215

5,095

5,760

5,100

23,175

Children

2,445

2,375

2,695

1,775

9,290

2,010

2,445

2,305

1,735

8,495

Parents and grandparents

400

355

360

355

1,470

285

280

215

220

1,000

Other and unspecified dependants

1,570

1,655

1,720

1,380

6,325

960

1,075

1,340

970

4,345

Total family grants

15,690

15,010

16,055

13,050

59,800

14,810

11,905

13,000

11,110

50,820

Other grants on a discretionary basis(12)

1,700

1,810

2,180

2,030

7,720

1,490

985

5,785

10,495

18,750

Category unknown

1,205

1,175

1,045

1,015

4,440

1,165

995

930

795

3,880

All grants of settlement

50,965

33,465

25,430

24,585

134,445

26,130

27,095

35,040

36,590

124,855


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