New Immigration Rules - Back Door Policy to Shut Down Private Education Sector

By Farani Taylor Solicitors, PRNE
Wednesday, April 20, 2011

LONDON, April 21, 2011 - Proposed changes to the immigration rules will not actually target sham
colleges, instead the changes will shut down legitimate private education
providers. This feeling is wide spread throughout the coalition Government
and the Association of UK Private Schools and Colleges (AUKPSC). The colleges
have invested a lot of time and money to gain accreditation and licensing and
are now left with the prospect of losing everything.

Vince Cable, Business Secretary, also opposed to the rule changes, wrote
to the immigration minister on behalf of one of his constituents and has hit
out at Cameron for his speech on 14 April 2011. The AUKPSC intends to gather
as much support as possible before it mounts its legal challenge against the
rules. City immigration firm, Farani Taylor Solicitors, have written to the
UKBA requesting an explanation on some of the unfair results that the new
rules will produce before they go ahead with a legal action.

Jahangir Moghal, Partner at Farani Taylor, believes "Colleges are already
regulated by the UKBA, and have to gain accreditation by a number of bodies
before they are given a licence by the UKBA to operate. They have to invest
considerable amounts of money, jump through numerous hoops before they are
accredited and subsequently licensed. The Government needs to invest in
improving compliance procedures as opposed to cleaning the whole private
sector out and creating discriminatory rules for students studying in the
public and students studying in the private sector."

Notes for Editors

- Interviews and further information with the AUKPSC or the lawyers
working on the case available on request.


    Name: Jahangir Moghal
    Farani Taylor
    Verulam House
    60 Grays Inn Road
    WC1X 8LU
    Tel: +44(0)207-242-1666
    Fax: +44(0)207-242-7306



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