The government have announced they will grant more visas to technology workers following the Brexit vote, in an attempt to secure access to overseas talent.
Tech City, the government organisation in charge of processing applications for the technology visas, has been granted the right to endorse 250 immigration visas this year, whereas it has only previously been allocated 200.
Following the Brexit vote, there has been an increase in demand for the visas, while tech giants fear that Brexit will make hiring foreign talent more difficult than before.
The Tech Nation visa was introduced in 2014 to address the skills deficient among the UK’s fast-growing tech start-ups.
Following the relaxing of the previously strict rules in 2015, the goverment saw a vast increase in applications; this increase has greatened following the EU referendum.
Tech City’s CEO Gerach Grech praised the increase in tech visas, adding that the UK “must demonstrate that it is open for business to the brightest and best around the world.” Mr Grech also expressed his hope that the number of these type of visas would continue to grow in future.
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