The new Tech Nation visa scheme will expand the current Tier 1 Exceptional Talent route, thereby allowing more non-EU digital tech gurus to work in the UK.
Whilst the changes are welcome, it is our view that they will have limited effect. The current Tier 1 Exceptional Talent route allows only up to 200 applicants per year in the digital technology sector due to the limit on the number of endorsements.
Tech London Advocates, an industry network heavy-weight, predicts a shortage of 300,000 digital experts by 2020. UK digital technology companies will increasingly need to look for overseas talent, so it is critical that the Government does not starve the sector of its oxygen supply.
The Brooke Consultancy will be making submissions to the Home Office on behalf of our tech clients.
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Sources: The Brooke Consultancy, Tech London Advocates