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Chinese applicants to UK universities hit new high

11 July 2019

There has been a surge in Chinese students applying to UK universities. What’s the cause? Is it a result of the US/China trade war, Brexit, or a combination of many factors?

The number of Chinese students applying to study at British universities has surged by 30 per cent this year, according to official data.

The Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) said that the 19,760 undergraduate applications from Chinese students this year compared to 15,240 in 2018. It means that, for the first time, the number of Chinese applications is higher than that from students in Northern Ireland (18,520).

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Overseas assignees 'getting raw deal' in the UK

09 July 2019

InterNations Business Solutions, the global expat network, found that both overseas assignees and international hires (people who find a job abroad on their own or are hired by a local company), as well as any ‘trailing spouses’, fared less well in the UK than the support on offer in many other countries.

“Countries such as the Netherlands excel in supporting global employees,” says the latest Expat Insider Business Edition Country Focus report. “They set a benchmark for employer assistance and show that employees that are better supported with their relocation and integration experience an easier, shorter adjustment period and a higher...

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London businesses urge easier access to overseas skills

05 July 2019

London Chamber of Commerce and Industry survey

The CEO of the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), which conducted the quarterly survey among 500 businesses in the capital, said the situation proved the necessity for a post-Brexit immigration system that would enable companies “to find well-trained and capable staff” they badly needed.

The survey found that sales and exports indices were up, and all business confidence indicators also increased over the quarter - the first time this has happened for a year - with expectations for wider economic growth also improving, while still remaining modest.

Talent shortages challenging business

“However, with...

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