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star this property date less than 2014-03-24more like thismore than 2014-03-24
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Home Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the contribution of the (a) Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) visa route and (b) Tier 1 (Investor) visa route on economic growth. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-30more like thismore than 2014-04-30
star this property answer text <p>The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) advises the Government on economic issues relating to migration.<br><br>On 1 July 2013 the MAC published a &quot;Report on the economic and labour market impacts of tier 1 entrepreneur and investor migrants to the UK&quot; which it had commissioned from the Migration Observatory. The report made a number of findings, although it concluded that it was too early to make a full assessment of the economic contribution of the two routes without further research. The report is available on the gov.uk website at:<br><br><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/economic-and-labour-market-impacts-tier-1-entrepreneur-and-investor-migrants" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/economic-and-labour-market-impacts-tier-1-entrepreneur-and-investor-migrants</a><br><br>More recently, on 25 February 2014 the MAC published its own report, &quot;Tier 1 (Investor) route: investment thresholds and economic benefits&quot; in response to a Government commission. The MAC concluded that the direct investment required by the route is of little or no benefit, but there is some benefit from indirect spending by investors and their families in the UK (although this is difficult to quantify). The report is available on the gov.uk website at:<br><br><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-investment-limits-and-economic-benefits-of-the-tier-1-investor-route-feb-2014" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-investment-limits-and-economic-benefits-of-the-tier-1-investor-route-feb-2014</a><br><br>The Government keeps all routes under review and is currently considering its response to the MAC's report on the Tier 1 (Investor) route.</p><p> </p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
star this property answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
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less than 2014-04-30T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-30T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-05-06more like thismore than 2014-05-06
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Home Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what representations she has received on extending the list of investment products that individuals can use to qualify for a Tier 1 (Investor) visa. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 197735 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-13more like thismore than 2014-05-13
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The Home Office has had meetings with a number of immigration law firms who <br>represent Tier 1 (Investor) clients in which these issues have been raised. <br>The firms consider that removing the requirement to top up investments, and <br>extending the list of qualifying investments, would attract more investors to <br>the UK and encourage investments which would lead to greater returns.<br><br>The Government is currently considering its response to the report on the Tier <br>1 (Investor) route published by the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) on 25 <br>February 2014, which made recommendations on these issues. We will announce <br>our decisions in due course.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
star this property answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 197733 more like this
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less than 2014-05-13T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-13T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
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1586
unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
50014
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star this property date less than 2014-05-06more like thismore than 2014-05-06
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Home Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what representations she has received on removing the requirement to top up investments held by individuals on Tier 1 (Investor) visas. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 197733 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-13more like thismore than 2014-05-13
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The Home Office has had meetings with a number of immigration law firms who <br>represent Tier 1 (Investor) clients in which these issues have been raised. <br>The firms consider that removing the requirement to top up investments, and <br>extending the list of qualifying investments, would attract more investors to <br>the UK and encourage investments which would lead to greater returns.<br><br>The Government is currently considering its response to the report on the Tier <br>1 (Investor) route published by the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) on 25 <br>February 2014, which made recommendations on these issues. We will announce <br>our decisions in due course.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
star this property answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 197735 more like this
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less than 2014-05-13T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-13T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
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1586
unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-06-11more like thismore than 2014-06-11
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Home Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Borders: Personal Records more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent progress she has made in introducing universal exit checks; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 200301 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-19more like thismore than 2014-06-19
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The Government is committed to reintroducing exit checks. By April 2015, comprehensive exit checks will apply on scheduled and commercial air, sea and rail routes. <br><br>We have recently introduced new powers in the Immigration Act 2014 to support embarkation checks at the border, and we continue to work with carriers and port operators to explore the least burdensome way of delivering the exit checks commitment.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Staffordshire Moorlands more like this
star this property answering member printed Karen Bradley more like this
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less than 2014-06-19T15:38:21.2029114Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-19T15:38:21.2029114Z
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star this property label Biography information for Karen Bradley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
850753
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star this property date less than 2018-02-27more like thismore than 2018-02-27
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Home Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Cybercrime more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent steps her Department has taken to tackle cyber crime. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 129989 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-03-07more like thismore than 2018-03-07
star this property answer text <p>Cyber security, including cyber crime, is a top priority threat to national security.<strong> </strong>This is why the National Cyber Security Strategy 2016-2021 is supported by £1.9billion of transformational investment. We have boosted the capabilities of the National Crime Agency’s National Cyber Crime Unit by increasing their ability to investigate the most serious cyber crime, and we are continuing to invest in the cyber teams within each of the Regional Organised Crime Units across England and Wales.</p><p>We have also established the National Cyber Security Centre which manages national cyber security incidents, carries out real-time threat analysis and provides tailored sectoral advice. We have invested in regional cyber crime prevention coordinators, who engage with SME’s and the public to provide bespoke cyber security advice based on the latest technical understanding from the National Cyber Security Centre.</p><p>Driving up cyber knowledge and expertise at the local policing level is also extremely important. The College of Policing provides a range of courses for police officers and staff on cyber crime. The College are also working on behalf of the Home Office to create the Cyber Digital Career Pathways project. This project will create a Cyber Digital Investigation Profession across all of law enforcement, providing a career pathway and professional certification for Cyber Digital Investigation Professionals.</p><p>The Home Office delivers the Government’s Cyber Aware campaign which encourages the public and small businesses to adopt simple behaviours which will help protect them against the majority of cyber threats. Most recent activity to educate the public on the cyber threat and how they can protect themselves includes the #OneReset campaign to encourage greater use of a strong and separate password for primary email accounts, and, launching on 1 March 2018, a new research report entitled “<em>A Call to Action: The Cyber Aware Perception Gap”</em>, which outlines the need for, and benefit of, a collaborative effort to increase the adoption of cyber secure behaviour.</p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Wyre and Preston North more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Ben Wallace more like this
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less than 2018-03-07T15:29:17.203Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-07T15:29:17.203Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Ben Wallace more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-02-27more like thismore than 2018-02-27
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Home Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Cybercrime more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Office, what steps she is taking to improve awareness of cyber fraud amongst the public. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 130001 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-03-06more like thismore than 2018-03-06
star this property answer text <p>The Home Office delivers the Government’s Cyber Aware campaign, and the Take Five to Stop Fraud campaign, which is run in conjunction with UK Finance and supported by the UK’s banks. The Cyber Aware and Take Five campaigns are designed to help encourage the public and small businesses to protect themselves from cyber crime and fraud, providing advice on specific protective and actionable behaviours to increase resilience.</p><p>Cyber Aware and Take Five in particular have been developed jointly by industry and Government experts including the National Cyber Security Centre and the Joint Fraud Taskforce and have established consensus around a single set of authoritative advice to protect individuals from cyber criminals and fraudsters. This advice is deployed through a network of over 450 public, private and third sector partners, and through targeted media interventions.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Wyre and Preston North more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Ben Wallace more like this
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less than 2018-03-06T19:26:11.32Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-06T19:26:11.32Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Ben Wallace more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-04more like thismore than 2014-11-04
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Home Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading European Arrest Warrants more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of European Arrest Warrant requests made against UK citizens by other countries were refused in (a) 2011-12, (b) 2012-13 and (c) 2013-14. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 213339 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-10more like thismore than 2014-11-10
star this property answer text <p>In the financial year 2013-14, ten Arrest Warrants from Member States for British nationals were refused by the courts in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Information is not held for the financial years 2011-12 and 2012-13.<br><br></p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td> </td><td><p> </p><p><strong>Financial year 2013-14</strong></p><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Final court decisions on Arrest Warrants issued by Member States for the surrender of British Nationals</p></td><td><p><strong>46</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Arrest Warrants for British nationals that were refused by the court</p></td><td><p><strong>10</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Arrest Warrant for British nationals refused as a proportion of total of final court decisions.</p></td><td><p><strong>22%</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><br>Of the total number of surrenders from England, Wales and Northern Ireland between April 2009 and March 2014, over 95% (4,855 of 5,072) of people surrendered were foreign nationals and just over 4.3% (217 of 5,072) were British nationals. By way of comparison, in non-Arrest Warrant cases over a similar period 40% of those extradited have been British nationals.</p><p> </p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Staffordshire Moorlands more like this
star this property answering member printed Karen Bradley more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 213255 more like this
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less than 2014-11-10T15:56:06.2571601Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-10T15:56:06.2571601Z
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star this property label Biography information for Karen Bradley more like this
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1586
unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-04more like thismore than 2014-11-04
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Home Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading European Arrest Warrants more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many European Arrest Warrant requests levied against British citizens have been refused in (a) 2011-12, (b) 2012-13 and (c) 2013-14. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 213255 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-10more like thismore than 2014-11-10
star this property answer text <p>In the financial year 2013-14, ten Arrest Warrants from Member States for British nationals were refused by the courts in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Information is not held for the financial years 2011-12 and 2012-13.<br><br></p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td> </td><td><p> </p><p><strong>Financial year 2013-14</strong></p><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Final court decisions on Arrest Warrants issued by Member States for the surrender of British Nationals</p></td><td><p><strong>46</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Arrest Warrants for British nationals that were refused by the court</p></td><td><p><strong>10</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Arrest Warrant for British nationals refused as a proportion of total of final court decisions.</p></td><td><p><strong>22%</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><br>Of the total number of surrenders from England, Wales and Northern Ireland between April 2009 and March 2014, over 95% (4,855 of 5,072) of people surrendered were foreign nationals and just over 4.3% (217 of 5,072) were British nationals. By way of comparison, in non-Arrest Warrant cases over a similar period 40% of those extradited have been British nationals.</p><p> </p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Staffordshire Moorlands more like this
star this property answering member printed Karen Bradley more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 213339 more like this
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less than 2014-11-10T15:56:06.1477668Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-10T15:56:06.1477668Z
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star this property label Biography information for Karen Bradley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-05more like thismore than 2014-11-05
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Home Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading European Arrest Warrants more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many UK citizens were subject to a European arrest warrant in 2013-14. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 213665 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-10more like thismore than 2014-11-10
star this property answer text <p>In 2013-14, the National Crime Agency received 7,881 arrest warrants from other EU Member States, of which 132 (or 1.67%) were issued in respect of UK nationals.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Staffordshire Moorlands more like this
star this property answering member printed Karen Bradley more like this
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less than 2014-11-10T15:52:58.3066146Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-10T15:52:58.3066146Z
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star this property label Biography information for Karen Bradley more like this
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1586
unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
850752
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star this property date less than 2018-02-27more like thismore than 2018-02-27
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Home Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading ICT: Skilled Workers more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what progress her Department has made on enabling skilled technology entrepreneurs to enter and work in the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 129988 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-03-06more like thismore than 2018-03-06
star this property answer text <p>The UK has a comprehensive offer for skilled technology entrepreneurs seeking to work in the United Kingdom.</p><p>Migrants wishing to establish, set up or take over a business in the UK may apply under our Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) visa route if they can demonstrate a credible business plan and have £50,000 funding to invest in their business from a specified source, or £200,000 from any source.</p><p>For migrants who have studied at UK universities and now wish to set up their own technology business, the Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur visa route is also available. This route requires applicants to be endorsed by a Higher Education Institution but does not require any minimum investment funds and allows applications to work part time to support themselves as they develop their business. The independent Migration Advisory Committee’s review of the route in 2015, concluded that the Graduate Entrepreneur scheme works well; it has limited numbers and attracts high quality people. The Government is currently considering the MAC’s wider recommendations from that review.</p><p>For skilled technology entrepreneurs who are at the very top of their profession that can demonstrate exceptional skills or potential the UK also maintains an exceptional talent route. The Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) route has 5 endorsing bodies of which Tech City provides endorsement for those in the digital technology sector. On 11 January 2018, we doubled the number of exceptional talent places available each year to 2000 places, recognising the contribution that these highly skilled migrants make to the UK. Exceptional talent visas do not require applicants to have a sponsoring employer and thus represents an attractive offer to the very best potential technology entrepreneurs.</p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2018-03-06T19:06:54.187Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-06T19:06:54.187Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this