26 Feb 2011

Non-EU students are not taking our jobs

Stephen Henderson writes about the "The crazy economics of reducing foreign student visas" on the "Left Foot Forward" blog.

He says:

Quite unlike the mythical tabloid immigrant, non-EU students are neither ‘taking our jobs’ nor are they ‘living off benefits’ – quite the reverse. Government (Home Office) estimates from a few years back say that non-EU students (in addition to the fees) bring about £8.5 billion pounds into the UK, spend it all and then leave! To put that in perspective it’s roughly the same as our quarterly balance of trade deficit.

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