If you are planning to ‘work and study’ in the UK, this is probably bad news for you

If you are planning to ‘work and study’ in the UK, this is probably bad news for you Studying in the UK won't be simple for students from India and the other non-EU countries as the UK is planning to launch a crackdown on migration for "work and study courses" from non-EU countries.

"Leaving the EU is just one part of the strategy. We have to look at all sources of immigration if we mean business... We will be looking across work and study routes. This will include examining whether we should tighten the test companies have to take before recruiting from abroad," Rudd said as she announced a new consultation on tightening immigration.

New standards are relied upon to make it harder for British organizations needing to get remote experts from outside the EU, including nations like India.

"The test should ensure people coming here are filling gaps in the labour market, not taking jobs British people could do. But it's become a tick box exercise, allowing some firms to gaway with not training local people. We won't win in the world if we don't do more to upskill our own workforce... I want us to look again at whether our immigration system provides the right incentives for businesses to invest in British workers," she said.

She additionally reported that from December, landowners that knowingly lease property to individuals who have no privilege to be in the UK will carry out a criminal offense and could go to jail. Migration checks will be a compulsory prerequisite for those needing to get a permit to drive a taxi.


From one year from now, banks will need to do normal checks to guarantee they are not providing essential banking services to illicit vagrants.

The crackdown will also affect students from India planning to study in the UK; their numbers are already at an all-time low.

"We will also look for the first time at whether our student immigration rules should be tailored to the quality of the course and the quality of the educational institution... We need to look at whether this one size fits all approach really is right for the hundreds of different universities, providing thousands of different courses across the country," the minister said.

In any case, she focused on that the new standards will be gotten after consultation with organizations and colleges.

"This isn't about pulling up the drawbridge. It's about making sure students that come here, come to study. We're consulting because we want to work with businesses and universities to get this next stage of our reforms right," Rudd added.

For movement inside the EU, the home minister disclosed arrangements to update enactment to make it less demanding to expel hoodlums and the individuals
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