BIS 'Tigere' consultation - UKCISA's response

14 January 2016

The Department of Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) consulted on draft Student Support regulations which would introduce new eligibility criteria for student support to allow people who have a long residential connection to the UK to enter higher education.

This arose from a recent Supreme Court judgment ('Tigere') which required the government to consider adopting more tailored eligibility criteria for those without settled status. The intention is that the new criteria would avoid breaching the rights of similar applicants.

You can read UKCISA's response to the consultation here: