Unable to cut migrants from the EU until Brexit is complete, Prime Minister Theresa May is targeting students as ‘the only way … of getting net migration down to the tens of thousands,’ according to one university vice chancellor.
Previous measures introduced by Ms May have seen student numbers fall dramatically. The Office for National Statistics shows levels for all student migrants to be down at 2007 levels, representing ‘a significant fall in the number of people coming to the UK for education’. Based on Universities UK figures, the country will lose £5 billion a year in income if the proposed cuts go ahead.
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