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A Home Office memo on how the government intends to approach migration after Brexit, leaked to The Guardian, makes most front pages. It describes how Britain will end free movement of labour immediately after Brexit and introduce restrictions to deter all but highly skilled EU workers. “It is now more important that ever that we have the right skills domestically to build a strong and competitive economy,” it states. But there are plenty of concerns for universities. The document says that while the government welcomes European Union citizens who wish to study in the UK, “We will need to ensure that study does not allow circumvention of any new controls on work. Therefore we may need to introduce some restrictions to ensure students are genuinely intending to study in the way that we do for non-EU students by checking academic ability, English language skills and sufficiency of funds.”

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