Matthew Fell, CBI Chief UK Policy Director, said:
“This is unequivocally good news and sends a clear signal that the UK is open for business. Improving the UK’s post-study work offer will make us an even more attractive destination for global talent – benefiting both universities and businesses alike.
“International students bring a richness of culture and diversity of thought to our education sector. They also provide a huge competitive advantage for UK businesses, who benefit from the skills, ideas and talents which our own universities have invested in.”
“Overseas students forge lasting ties with the UK which stay with them throughout their careers. It is right that the Government has recognised their enormous contribution.”