Commercial Awareness: Bordering on the ridiculous

The UK wants to attract wealthy migrants, but its new policies are more likely to act as a deterrent.

The past couple of years have seen significant restrictions in the laws governing the flow of migration into the UK. The Government has an electoral mandate to cut net migration, leading to this flurry of activity within the UK Border Agency.

Since the Coalition took power in 2010 we have seen the abolition of the highly skilled Tier 1 (General) visa and also the popular Tier 1 (Post Study Worker) visa, which allowed many students who had graduated in the UK the opportunity to gain post-graduate work experience here for two years.

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