Overseas Students: Tax Yields:Written question - HL14885

Asked on: 27 March 2019
Overseas Students: Tax Yields
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by the Higher Education Policy Institute and Kaplan International Pathways, The UK's tax revenues from international students post-graduation, published in March, which suggested that the tax and National Insurance payments of a cohort of EU and non-EU students who stay in the UK to work after their studies amounts to £3.2 billion.
Answered by: Lord Bates
Answered on: 10 April 2019

International students make a significant contribution to the UK, beyond any tax payments they make. They enhance our educational institutions; they enrich the experience of domestic students; and they contribute to the £20 billion the education sector generates through education exports and transnational activity each year. The government recently published an International Education Strategy with the aim of increasing the number of international students studying in the UK to 600,000, or by more than 30%, by 2030.

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