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UK immigration policy is making international students feel "unwelcome", says House of Lords committee

An "unprecedented" 10% fall in the number of international science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) students coming to the UK to study can partly be attributed to the UK's "unwelcoming" immigration reforms, a House of Lords committee has found. 15 Apr 2014

On-going student projects can still enjoy zero VAT rating vacation concession under relaxed HMRC rules

On-going student accommodation projects which are not completed by 1 April 2015 and intended for commercial use in vacation periods will still be able to benefit from zero VAT rating providing they meet certain criteria, under a further relaxation of "grandfathering"... 09 Apr 2014

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Funding threat to researchers that try to re-identity people behind anonymised data

Medical research funding bodies in the UK may withdraw support for projects where researchers they back attempt to work out the identity of individuals behind anonymised data they use without permission. 26 Mar 2014

UK government backs collaboration by universities on innovative 'Arrow Projects'

Encouraging universities to work together and with local industry and funding partners on innovative 'Arrow Projects' is the best way to harness their global reputation for science and research in support of economic growth, the UK government has said. 19 Mar 2014

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