The Evening Standard quotes Rose Carey on the increase in visa fees
From October 4 the Home Office will charge between 15 and 35 per cent more for visas to visit, live, study and work in the UK.
British businesses will also take a hit when the 66% increase in the immigration health surcharge is introduced later this year.
Rose Carey, Partner and Head of Immigration, comments for The Evening Standard:
The spike in fees is “short sighted” and even “counterproductive".
"At a time when the UK economy is struggling…we need to be doing things to open the UK for business.
"By increasing visa fees, it’s going to make it even harder for people to come to the UK to set up businesses and move their workers into the UK easily.
"We have to be very careful about a time when the UK economy is struggling, about keeping the UK attractive. Putting fees up is problematic."
Read the full article in The Evening Standard here.