International students in London contribute £2.3bn to economy

Posted by Sue Moseley on 26 May 2015
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A recent report by the business lobby London First and the professional services firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has found that International students in London contribute net gains of £2.3bn a year towards the UK economy.

If you are an international student seeking work in the UK, this report can give your confidence and job search a boost by acknowledging the important contribution made by international students.

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The report aims for the first time to quantify the economic costs and benefits of non-EU international students studying at the capital’s universities to both London and the UK economy.

Far from being a burden to public services such as the NHS, the report says international students contribute £2.8bn in fees and consumer spending, supporting nearly 70,000 jobs in London, while the cost of providing them with public services is £540m.

Read more in a recent Guardian Newspaper article here and remember your worth as you job search.


Topics: job hunting, International Students

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