Parliamentary briefing: Immigration policy and visa ‘refusal threshold’

Briefing front coverThis short briefing sets out some background information relevant to the Oral Parliamentary Question of 9 December 2015 asked by Lord Clement-Jones. 

"To ask Her Majesty’s Government what recent assessment they have made of the impact on higher education institutions of their policy on visas for overseas students, particularly in respect of the visa refusal thresholds set for them.'

It also asks peers to urge the minister not to further reduce the ‘visa refusal threshold’ that applies to institutions who are able to sponsor Tier 4 Student Visas.

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