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Post-study work restrictions cost the UK £150 million a year

A new report has revealed that international students who stay in the UK to work after graduating from UK higher education institutions pay £3.2 billion in tax – and they aren’t taking jobs from UK citizens.


Published by The Higher Education Policy Institute and Kaplan International Pathways, it also revealed the UK’s limitations on post-study work cost the treasury £150 million each year in foregone receipts, amounting to just over £1bn since the restrictions were introduced in 2012.