Home > Policy and analysis > Reports > Parliamentary briefing: Immigration Bill - Lords’ Second Reading

Parliamentary briefing: Immigration Bill - Lords’ Second Reading

Briefing front coverUniversities UK, which represents university vice-chancellors, is concerned about provisions in the Immigration Bill which: 

  • remove appeal rights for students and staff applying for further leave to remain

  • introduce a surcharge for access to NHS services

  • require private landlords to check the immigration status of their tenants

  • increase the scope for government to raise fees for visas and immigration services

We believe that it would be in the wider interests of the UK to exempt international students from the effects of the Bill. Failing that, this briefing suggests improvements which could mitigate the effects of the Bill on international students and PhD level staff.

News

Europe’s university leaders call for urgent Brexit clarification

25 October 2017
​Leaders of European higher education bodies have signed a statement calling on governments across Europe to speed up Brexit negotiations so talks can begin over the future of European research, collaboration, and student mobility.

Response to Labour policy on tuition fees

22 May 2017
If the current tuition fee and income-contingent loan repayment system in England were to be scrapped, the gap would need to be met in full from other sources of public finance.

Blog

Freedom of speech and the Office for Students

16 November 2017
UUK's William Hammonds discusses proposals on freedom of speech in the OfS consultation and the implications for universities.

Brighton rock and cough drops: UUK at the party conferences

5 October 2017
Mark Condren, UUK's Political Affairs Officer, highlights key points for universities in recent party conference speeches and fringe events.