UK may lift work hour limit during studies


The UK government is considering increasing the number of hours international students can work during their studies in a bid to fill job vacancies across the country. In surprise news, ministers are considering extending the work hour limit from 20 hours per week, with the government debating whether to increase the limit to 30 hours or to scrap it completely, according to a report from The Times.

The idea aligns closely with policy in Australia and in Canada and comes as the prime minister is focused on ensuring economic growth.

In a clear clash of policy priorities, the news comes in the same week that it has been reported that home secretary Suella Braverman is touting plans to reduce the graduate route visa from the current two years down to six months of post-study work.