Rishi Sunak Unveils Easy UK Visas Plan For International Talent. Details Inside

by Tejashee Kashyap
Rishi Sunak Unveils Easy UK Visas Plan For International Talent. Details Inside

Obtaining a UK visa can sometimes be a complex process. Recently, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak spoke at London Tech Week 2023, the largest technology convention in the UK.  His objective remains clear to retain the UK’s position as one of the world’s tech capitals and easy visa system for international talent.

Easy Visa, AI And Tax Reforms On The Way

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His top priority for boosting the UK economy is investing in cutting-edge technology like artificial intelligence, quantum computing, synthetic biology, and semiconductors. According to data on tech companies in the UK, there will be 4.7 million individuals employed in the country’s wider digital tech industry in 2022, or around 14% of the country’s total employment. As of Q1 2022, the average salary for a tech job in the UK was £62,000 compared to £35,000 for non-tech occupations.

Coming to the question of talent in the UK that consists of international ones, Sunak hopes to make reforms for easy visas. In reference to achieving this objective, he remarked that the administration is constructing the most pro-investment tax environment. It is looking forward to boosting public R&D spending to record levels to make the visa system for overseas talent, one of the most competitive in the world.

Moreover, the UK will be working to modify the listing regulations to make it simpler for businesses to raise public money, as well as pension regulations to open up new sources of private finance.

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Recently, UK Had Also Introduced New Visa Rules

In 2022, the value of the UK’s IT and digital ecosystem exceeded $1 trillion, an increase of nearly 17 times since 2010. After the US and China, the UK is the third nation in the world to do so.

In another one of the recent UK Visa rules, master’s students can bring their partners and children to the country with them. They can stay for 24 months after the students’ courses finish. This move comes at a time when the UK government is battling record-high migration to the UK. In order to bring the overall numbers down, this might be the move.

Presently, the UK is set to introduce changes in its immigration rules. This might stop international students, including tens of thousands from India, from taking their families to the country with them.

What do you think of the next reforms underway?

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