LONDON, April 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Proposed changes to the immigration rules will not actually target sham colleges, instead the changes will shut down legitimate private education providers. This feeling is wide spread throughout the coalition Government and the Association of UK Private Schools and Colleges (AUKPSC). The colleges have invested a lot of time and money to gain accreditation and licensing and are now left with the prospect of losing everything.
Vince Cable, Business Secretary, also opposed to the rule changes, wrote to the immigration minister on behalf of one of his constituents and has hit out at Cameron for his speech on 14 April 2011. The AUKPSC intends to gather as much support as possible before it mounts its legal challenge against the rules. City immigration firm, Farani Taylor Solicitors, have written to the UKBA requesting an explanation on some of the unfair results that the new rules will produce before they go ahead with a legal action.
Jahangir Moghal, Partner at Farani Taylor, believes "Colleges are already regulated by the UKBA, and have to gain accreditation by a number of bodies before they are given a licence by the UKBA to operate. They have to invest considerable amounts of money, jump through numerous hoops before they are accredited and subsequently licensed. The Government needs to invest in improving compliance procedures as opposed to cleaning the whole private sector out and creating discriminatory rules for students studying in the public and students studying in the private sector."
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- Interviews and further information with the AUKPSC or the lawyers working on the case available on request.
Contact: Name: Jahangir Moghal Email: [email protected] Farani Taylor Verulam House 60 Grays Inn Road London WC1X 8LU Tel: +44(0)207-242-1666 Fax: +44(0)207-242-7306 Email: [email protected] Website: http://www.faranitaylor.com
SOURCE Farani Taylor Solicitors