15 July 2010

UK visa cap will ‘not harm foreign companies doing business in the UK’

The UK Government has moved to assure foreign investors that the proposed UK Visa caps for non-EU migrants will not harm companies seeking to do business in the UK.

UK immigration

The UK Visa cap will not affect foreign companies wanting to do business in the UK, the government has said.

At a breakfast meeting with over 100 top UK foreign investors Prime Minister David Cameron said that the new government has put UK’s ability to attract and retain inward investment at the heart of its economic recovery plans.

The new government has committed to cut the number of visas for non-EU migrants, and has a temporary UK Visa cap in place until the full programme is implemented next year.

“The policy will be managed to make sure that foreign investor’s interests are not harmed,” said UK Secretary of State Vince Cable at a recent event.

“We are aware that foreign investors need to bring in high level managers, skills and have intra-company transfers,” he said.

Mr Cameron, Mr Cable and other key cabinet ministers are due to visit India later this month.

The UK Visa Bureau is an independent consulting company specialising in helping people with their  UK immigration applications to the UK Embassy


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