DEVON business and education bosses have welcomed signs that the Prime Minister Teresa May is rethinking her insistence on including foreign students in the Home Office’s migration figures.
For nearly four years the chief executive of Clever Student Lets, Henry Hutchins, has been leading the South West business campaign for Ministers to drop international students from official immigration figures.
The Plymouth student economy is worth over £305 million every year, and over £1 billion to the region, said Mr Hutchins.
“We must keep up the pressure on the Government so Ministers understand that foreign students are a great asset to our local universities and economy. We need this foreign student market post-Brexit,’ he said.
The British Government is under serious pressure to change its policy following national and regional data that the foreign student market is worth over £22 billion to the UK every year.
CLEVER STUDENT LETS LEADING THE SOUTH WEST BUSINESS CAMPAIGN OVER UK STUDENT IMMIGRATION FIGURES