The Times quotes Kelvin Tanner on new scale up visas
Businesses growing quickly but struggling to find suitable skilled staff in the UK can apply from today to sponsor recruits from overseas under a new visa system.
Kelvin Tanner, Immigration Partner, provides comment for The Times on the visa, which requires employers to be accredited by the Home Office.
He comments: “Given the initial and very high costs to a UK business of obtaining a sponsor licence and sponsoring a visa, it is difficult to see how the scale-up route would be a more attractive option for an employer than the skilled worker route.”
Read the full article in The Times here (subscription required). Kelvin's comments have also been featured in Personnel Today, in an article titled: Will the Scale-up visa increase the UK’s flow of tech skills? and Computer Weekly - Home Office announces Scale-up visa for fast-growth firms.