UK government bails out British Council

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The UK government has given the British Council a second cash injection of £60 million, according to the Guardian newspaper. The money, which comes on top of £28 million previously advanced against future projects, should allow the Council to continue to operate until mid-August.

With most of its global network of teaching centres closed and numbers of students taking IELTS being hit badly, the Council has been losing £40 million a month. Former Higher Education Minister Jo Johnson, brother of the Prime Minister, has called for a levy from Britain’s hard hit Universities to pay a levy to the Council.

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