Department for Business Innovation and Skills did not consider the impact of immigration-related blanket ban for student loans on young people with strong ties to the UK
A Supreme Court ruling has re-opened the door to university education for hundreds of British-educated teenagers previously unable to obtain student loans under government policy.
The UK's top judges found that rules preventing anyone except UK citizens, or those with indefinite leave (ILR) to remain, from applying for student loans were disproportionate and could not be justified.
Campaigners say the court's ruling will benefit hundreds of young people who have been blocked from taking up university places.
Since 2012, and the implementation of the Education (Student Fees, Award and Support (Amendment) Regulations,...