ANNOUNCEMENT 22 Mar 2011In March 2011, the British government announced a change for the labour market access of foreign workers.
NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS
UK Border Agency. (2011). New rules for student visas come into force. Available at http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/sitecontent/newsarticles/2011/april/28-student-visas
UK Border Agency. (2011). Government outlines overhaul of student visas. Available at http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/sitecontent/newsarticles/2011/march/54-student-visas
UK Border Agency. (2011). Summary of new student visa policy. Available at http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/sitecontent/documents/news/summary-student-policy.pdf
On 22 March 2011, the UK Border Agency announced an overhaul of the British student visa system.
The overhaul includes the following measures. Unless stated otherwise, these measures came into effect on 21 April 2011.
Apparently widespread abuse of the current student visa system was given as the justification for the reported changes.