As UK Home Secretary Theresa May announced sweeping plans to slash the number of student visas by up to 80,000 this Month, University Chancellors must be feeling relieved that whilst the government’s measures may not have served up the ‘match’ and delivered all they were lobbying for, they definitely have ‘advantage’ over their privately owned rivals.
Super rich foreign owners of British football clubs could be among those to make a major saving on their UK investments thanks to George Osborne’s moves to ease tax rules for wealthy non-doms, the Evening Standard reports.
The BBC’s Panorama programme tonight reports that government figures show a steep rise in the number of suspected sham weddings reported by registrars in England and Wales, many as a result of organised gangs helping illegal immigrants to stay in Britain.
The University representative group, Universities UK, has welcomed Home Office moves to weaken its plans to clamp down on international student numbers in government educational institutions, Education Investor reports.
The UK government has today announced a crackdown on student visa abuse and the closure of the popular Tier 1 post study work visa next year.
The rules for student visas into the UK are to be much tougher – after fears that this route of entry is being used dishonestly, the BBC reports today.
The UK Border Agency has published details of a wedding party jailed for immigration offences on 18 March.
The Daily Mail reports that eight non-EU students are arrested every day for breaching immigration rules. UK Border Agency figures show that more than 1,500 students from outside Europe were held over a six-month period.
The NHS and Health bodies will have to take the details of patients from outside Europe and pass them to immigration services to ensure they pay their bills.
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Bison UK are running special free student visa seminars to advise students on the new Tier 4 changes and their renewal options.