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Student immigration – consultation launched

Commenting on the launch of an eight week consultation on student migration visas

Baroness Jo Valentine, Chief Executive of London First, said:

“If there has to be a limit on student numbers, Government must ensure that the huge economic value which talented international students bring to the UK is retained. Any new restrictions must be carefully designed and implemented, so an eight week consultation period is welcome. We will respond to the consultation on behalf of business and education providers.”

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Notes to Editors

London First is a business membership organisation with a mission to make London the best city in the world in which to do business. London First undertakes this by mobilising the experience, expertise and enthusiasm of the private sector to develop practical solutions to the challenges facing London. London First also seeks to persuade central and London government to make the investments that London needs in its infrastructure
London First delivers its activities with the support of the capital’s major businesses in key sectors such as finance, professional services, property, ICT, creative industries, hospitality and retail. Membership also includes further education colleges and all of London’s universities. London First members represent over a quarter of London’s GDP.

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