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UK rebrands ‘HTS’, moots rating most compliant sponsors

The term ‘Highly Trusted Sponsor’ will no longer be used to denote a UK education institution’s eligibility to sponsor Tier 4 visas from April 6, the Home Office has confirmed. And, according to a source close to The PIE News, it is considering bringing in a top-level rating for the most compliant providers later in the year.

Over 90 students already removed in UK visa crackdown

A staggering 50 UK private colleges have had their Tier 4 licences revoked and almost 100 bogus students have been removed from the country as a result of a Home Office investigation into exam and visa fraud. Additionally, more than 800 ‘enforcement visits’ have been paid to possible fraudulent individuals.

LSBF resumes international recruitment

The London School of Business and Finance has had its Highly Trusted Status reinstated, allowing it to recruit international students once more, following the suspension of 57 colleges's Tier 4 licences in June. So far 25 colleges have had their licences revoked and and three have surrendered their licences.