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Cost and benefit analysis project on immigration regulation

Report page Higher Education Better Regulation Group (HEBRG) published the final report of the cost and benefit analysis project on Tier 4 student immigration regulation on 11 July 2013.

The report estimates that the total cost to the sector in 2012-13 was £66,800,910, based on commissioned research undertaken between February and June 2013. 

The study quantifies the financial costs for UK higher education (HE) providers of compliance with Tier 4 immigration controls and projects financial consequence of on-going regulatory change. 

The report identifies 17 areas where there is potential for increasing efficiency in the Tier 4 system and reducing costs for HE providers. The project also developed a model to quantify the impact of compliance with Tier 4 regulation; the cost model will enable the cost of Tier 4 compliance to the HE sector to be monitored over time and may be adapted for use in quantifying other types of regulation on the HE sector.


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