Uk Discusses With Tech Firms To Improve Its Innovator And Startup Visa

UK Discusses with Tech Firms to Improve Its Innovator and Startup Visa

opulentus.com | Updated: 24 Jun 2019
UK Discusses with Tech Firms to Improve Its Innovator & Startup Visa
On June 13, Caroline Nokes, UK immigration minister met with tech Companies and start-ups to address the forthcoming UK immigration system. A portion of the discussions, Nokes described the vision for the modern, recently started visa programs of UK innovator and start-up.

The immigration minister of UK, along with Margot James, Digital and the Creative Industries minister, co-chaired a discussion group conducted with industry professionals and tech entrepreneurs. Talks centered on how the current UK immigration system can boost tech sector growth in the UK.

In the meeting, the UK immigration minister said: The UK has the highest thriving tech sector in Europe, and the UK alone is home to plenty of start-ups. I aspire to make positive that Britain continues in the leading destination for talent in technology.
As part of the UK government attempts to bring leading global talent to the UK, the Home Office began the latest start-up visa and innovator visa a few days ago.

Tech Nation Announces a 45% Rise in Applications for Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa 

Besides the commencement of the UK innovator and start-up visas to attract top talent, Tech Nation published a 45% increase in the applications number for approval in the UK's Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa.

Tech Nation is one out of five nominated competent bodies that deal with endorsement applications for the UK Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa. In the 2018-2019 fiscal year, Tech Nation got 650 endorsement applications, up from 450 related to the preceding year, with the majority of requests coming from the US and India.

Canada, Australia, China, Nigeria, South Africa, and Russia were among the other nations from which a large number of appeals were received. The endorsing body also announced a 25% greater women representation on the Tech Nation Visa than women that working in the tech sector of UK.

Tech Sector of the UK Attracting Global Talent

Despite less than fifty percent of endorsement requests receiving approval from Tech Nation, Endorsing body Head of Visas, Matt Jeffs-Watts contends that the number of appeals is evidence that global tech talent is attracted to the UK.
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