Student Policy News

EU Students to Face Higher Fees?

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Reports have surfaced that suggest the Government is proposing to withdraw home fee status and financial support to EU students starting courses in the 2021-22 academic year.


Huddersfield Accommodation Owner Goes Bust

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Reports have surfaced that the companies behind two significant blocks of student accommodation in Huddersfield have gone bust.


Bristol Approve HMO Licensing Scheme

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Following an extensive consultation period, Bristol City Council has decided to enforce an additional HMO licensing scheme in 12 central Bristol wards.


Tenant Fee Ban Coming to Wales

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The ban preventing landlords and letting agents in Wales from charging fees to set up, renew, or continue a standard occupation contract, looks set to come into force in September.


Education Secretary Warns Against Pressure-Selling Tactics

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The Education Secretary has called for a full review of university admissions to stop pressure-selling tactics.


University of Plymouth Withdraws Support for Private Landlords

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The University of Plymouth has made a decision to only promote the city's purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) to its students resulting in a withdrawal of support for private landlords.


Coventry Council Considers Community Infrastructure Levy

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Coventry City Council is considering whether it should introduce a Community Infrastructure Level (CIL) to raise funds from developers undertaking new building projects in the city.


Court Rules Against Right To Rent

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A high Court has ruled that the "right to rent" scheme in England breaches human rights and it would therefore be illegal to roll out in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland without further evaluation.


Education Secretary Suggests Fees Not a Deterrent

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Education Secretary Damian Hinds has said there is no evidence to suggest higher tuition fees have deterred young people from applying to university.


Tenant Fees Bill Gains Royal Assent

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The Tenant Fees Fill has received Royal Assent, thereby putting an end to letting fees imposed by landlords or agents.


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