Supreme Court to hear test case on immigrants who are ineligible for student loan


This Wednesday the Supreme Court will hear a test case over the rules that exclude persons with limited leave to remain in the UK from eligibility for a student loan, even if they have been in the UK since childhood and are irremovable due to their Article 8 private life rights. The test case could change the rules for hundreds of schoolchildren who sit A-levels and expect to go to University with their peers only to find that they are not entitled to a university loan due to their immigration status. Helen Mountfield QC and Raj Desai, instructed by Public Interest Lawyers, are acting for the Appellant and Karon Monaghan QC, Sarah Hannett and Nick Armstrong are acting for Just for Kids Law.