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The cost of working


Concern is mounting in universities over the expense of the UK’s immigration system

Each month, while colleagues were putting aside money to buy houses or go on holiday, Adrián Villaseñor would siphon off a portion of his hard-earned salary to pay for the right to work in the UK. 

Over seven years of working in English universities, the research fellow at the University of York’s Centre for Health Economics estimates he has spent almost £5,000 on visas and related costs, including healthcare charges and biometric tests. That is not even counting the £1,000 he had to fork out for student visas while a PhD student at the University of East Anglia—no small feat for a penniless postgrad. 

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