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Employment / Pubs / 11 September 2019

BBPA welcomes policy U-turn on international students

The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has today welcomed a policy U-turn by the Government, which means that international students will be allowed to stay in the UK for two years after graduating from 2021.

Brigid Simmonds, Chief Executive of the British Beer & Pub Association, commented:

“With 24% of employees in UK pubs coming from overseas – rising up to 40% in some metropolitan areas – and 42% also being under the age of 25, letting international students stay in the UK for two years after graduating is welcome news for our sector – particularly as we face a real skills shortage.”

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