Changes to UK immigration rules will give greater flexibility to businesses

Business and education immigration rules are to be relaxed to give greater flexibility to business visitors and businesses sponsoring international migrants, ministers have said. Under the changes, multinational firms will be able to bring their own auditors to the UK on a business visitor visa and visitors to the UK on business, will be able to undertake corporate training delivered by an external company or do a short course of study. International students will also be able to take up corporate internships after completing their degree. As well as the changes to immigration rules for business, there have been amendments to the general visit visa, which will enable tourists to complete training courses in topics such as English and leisure activities. Immigration Minister Mark Harper said: “The UK is open for business. We are building an immigration system that works in the national interest and supports growth. “Today’s changes will ensure that the UK continues to attract global talent to work for British businesses and study at our world-class universities.” The contents of this article are intended for general information purposes only and shall not be deemed to be, or constitute legal advice. We cannot accept responsibility for any loss as a result of acts or omissions taken in respect of this article. Setfords Solicitors are a national full service law firm, with business law solicitors in Richmond and across the country.