Private colleges given go-ahead to to seek a high court ruling on plans to cut student visas
Student visa cuts to be challenged in high court
16 August 2011
Private colleges have been given the go-ahead to mount a legal challenge against government plans to cut student visas, The Guardian reported yesterday.
According to The Guardian, deputy high court judge Charles George, QC, gave the Association of UK Private Schools and Colleges permission to seek a high court ruling.
Private colleges say the plans to cut non-EU student visa numbers are "disproportionate", "arbitrary" and "severe".
The Guardian reports that Charles George, QC, said that the association had an "arguable" case, but he added that he believed college bosses would face an "uphill task".