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Huffington Post

30, May, 2013|

Vince Cable: Indian Students Think Britain Doesn't Want Them Due To 'Absurd Immigration Policy' Public "panic" over immigration is causing economic harm to the UK, Vince Cable has warned. He said overseas students were being deterred from studying at British institutions and tight visa controls were causing difficulties for foreign experts working in the country. The Business Secretary said foreign students were being caught up in the "very torrid and emotional" [...]

The Telegraph

30, May, 2013|

Boris Johnson: Cutting the number of foreign students will harm the UK A reduction in the number of foreign students coming to study in the UK is harming the economy, Boris Johnson has warned. The Mayor of London hit out at Government’s tightening of visa controls for students after it was disclosed that there was a 22 per cent decrease in the number of foreign students last year. His intervention will [...]

Supporting Research

5, May, 2013|

May 2013 Welcome to my third blog of 2013. There are a number of events and developments I’m keen to update you on in this edition. Firstly, I’m pleased to announce that BAC is supporting research on the impacts of changes in policy relating to student immigration in conjunction with the Institute for Public Policy (www.ippr.org) and other sector bodies. Further detail will follow, but if you would like more information [...]

Times Higher Education

26, March, 2013|

UKBA to be split in two - by John Morgan The UK Border Agency is to be split in two, between a visa body and a law enforcement body, and brought back under the control of Home Office ministers. Read more here: UKBA to be split in two

Times Higher Education

25, March, 2013|

Regent’s College given green light on university title by John Morgan Regent’s College will become the latest private provider to gain university status, with the charitable institution hoping to boost its international prospects and join Universities UK as a result. Read more here: Regent's College given green light

The Guardian

22, March, 2013|

Cabinet split on immigration as Vince cable condemns net migration target by Juliette Jowitt, political correspondent Business secretary attacks ‘enormous damage’ that policy could cause, hours before party leader Nick Clegg is due to call for tougher measures on visa abuse. Read more here: Cabinet split on immigration

Times Higher Education

20, March, 2013|

Government changes course on for-profit VAT by John Morgan George Osborne’s budget has revealed that the government appears to be scrapping plans to grant VAT exemptions to for-profit education providers… Read more here: Government changes course on for-profit VAT

Times Higher Education

12, March, 2013|

Cameron rules out overseas student change by John Morgan The Prime Minister has rejected calls to withdraw overseas university students from the government’s target to reduce net migration, saying the move “would not make any difference to our student migration policy”. Read more here: Cameron rules out overseas student change

The Guardian

7, March, 2013|

Labour immigration policy will focus on short-term student visas by Alan Travis, home affairs editor Speech by Yvette Cooper will warn of dangers of excluding overseas graduates, but condemns short-term student visas as ‘bogus college of the government’s own making’. Read more here: Labour immigration policy will focus on short term student visas

Times Higher Education

7, March, 2013|

For-profit advice: deal careful hand on SLC cash by John Morgan The government should allow private providers to treble their share of public-backed student loan funding or risk “snuffing out” the sector altogether, the founder of one of the UK’s biggest for-profit institutions has said. Read more here: For-profit advice: deal careful hand on SLC cash