The British government is looking at plans to allow foreign students to work longer hours to boost the economy, Reuters reported.
Under the plan, both British and foreign students will be encouraged to take on part-time jobs, filling shortages in areas such as hospitality and retail, the report said, citing government sources.
The options being considered by the government is to either raise the cap on paid work hours on foreign students to 30 hours per week from 20 hours currently or removing it entirely,
Ministers are looking at “what more we can do to remove barriers and encourage students to work” and lifting the cap on foreign students’ hours was “part of a swathe of ideas being considered,” a government source was cited as saying.
It is unclear when this policy will be implemented as it is yet to be agreed across government, the report said.
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