Interdean Reviews Proposal to Charge Overseas Students NHS Levy

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The team at Interdean have shared their thoughts on the prospect of universities "bulk buying" annual £200 health levies for international Students.

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It has been suggested that students could avoid having to pay the levy with private health insurance

It has been reported in Times Higher Education that the UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA), is behind the proposal. It comes as the government is discussing plans to make immigrants pay an annual fee to cover their use of the NHS. However, the decision has already attracted concern amidst claims that foreign governments currently paying for students to study in the UK might be put off by the legislation. It has been suggested that students could avoid having to pay the levy with private health insurance. The consultation is set to close on 28th August.

Offering a wide range of moving services for students, Interdean is best known for its student roadfreight services, storage, shipping and airfreight. Dedicated to keeping on top of the latest updates and developments within the indinterdean ustry, the team were interested to explore the recent news and how it may affect their clients. A representative shares their thoughts.

"Whilst the majority of international students are likely to be young and healthy, it is concerning to think that students may avoid seeking medical care because of the cost involved. Whatever is decided, it is important that this is made clear to those concerned. Health care is one of the most important factors for many students in choosing overseas universities and in fact for anyone moving overseas."

The specialists at Interdean look forward to following the progress of this story.

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