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Changes to Tier 1 and Tier 2 visas

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Notwithstanding the refugee crisis which is engulfing Europe at the moment, immigration is a hot topic in the UK. The Government stated in the ‘Non-Dom’ Consultation Paper, published on 30th September 2015, that it ‘wants to attract talented individuals to live in the UK who will help to contribute to the success of this country by investing here and creating jobs’.

However, changes to the Tier 1 Investor Visa route and proposed changes to the Tier 2 Visa route would suggest otherwise. Instead of encouraging people to come to the UK, the Government is actually creating obstacles as far as obtaining visas are concerned.

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