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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.

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