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Councillor Urges Review of Exeter’s CIL

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The Exeter Green Party have called for a review into student accommodation after reportedly discovering that developers of student accommodation in the city have cost the council around £1 million.


Top Jobs Still Dominated by Former Oxbridge Students

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The Sutton Trust and Social Mobility Commission has found that top professions in the UK are still dominated by those who attended private schools and Oxford and Cambridge universities.


NUS Calls for Drop-out Fees to Be Scrapped

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NUS Scotland has described charging students who leave their university and college courses early as unfair.


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.


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