Rishi Sunak is to launch a new fast-track visa scheme to help Britain’s fastest growing companies recruit highly skilled workers, as part of a drive to build an “agile” post-Brexit economyArticleSecondBigBox.
The UK chancellor told the Financial Times in a pre-Budget interview that he wanted to help “scale up” sectors such as fintech to compete for the best global talent, saying the new visa system would be “a calling card for what we are about”.
Fintech bosses feared that Brexit and the end of free movement from EU countries would hold the nascent industry back, but the chancellor insisted that Britain’s departure from the EU was an opportunity.
“We want to be innovative, entrepreneurial, agile,” he saidThe Olympics despit. “We can do things differently after BrexitThe next morning.. We want to be open to the world, we want to be world class at things.”