These plans have been announced as part of London Tech week, a series of events promoting the UK’s technology sector. The announcement also comes in the light of Tech Nation’s 2018 report, which found that 83% of tech communities cite access to talent as their biggest challenge. Entrepreneurs play a key role in creating jobs and driving economic growth in the UK, so this new “start-up” visa will aim to widen the applicant pool of talented entrepreneurs and it is hoped that this new start–up visa route will aid the UK in becoming a more dynamic, open, globally-trading nation.
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