The UK government has been clear that it is committed to keeping the doors open to genuine students, while at the same time taking action to crack down on immigration abuse from poor quality institutions that were damaging the UK’s reputation as a provider of world-leading education.

The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) will be asked to examine the impact both EU and non-EU students have on the labour market and economy whilst in the UK. They will examine:

The impact of tuition fees and other spending by international students on the national, regional, and local economy and on the education sector

The role students play in contributing to local economic growth

The impact their recruitment has on the provision and quality of education provided to domestic students More