Foreign students boost UK economy 海外留學生刺激英國經濟增長

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Image caption Foreign students bring money and support jobs, says report

在一項由倫敦商界領袖授權進行的研究報告中顯示,在倫敦學習的海外留學生對英國經濟作出了23億英鎊的貢獻,因此商界領袖呼籲政府應把留學生排除在淨移民統計數據之外。 請聽 BBC 記者 Mark Easton 的報道:

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London is the most popular city in the world for international students, with 100,000 in the capital at any one time. Two thirds come from outside the EU - temporary foreign visitors who, according to a study by the business organisation London First and the accountants PwC, contribute £2.3bn net to the UK economy each year and support nearly 70,000 jobs.

The business leaders are urging the government not to include students in their net migration target. It argues ministers should also reinstate the right for foreign students to work in the UK for a few years after graduation.

The Home Office said it was right to include students in net migration figures because all immigrants had an impact on communities, housing and public services.