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Fairer visas for skilled foreign workers

London Mayor believes that skilled foreign workers can help build the economy and makes a call for fairer visas to help skilled workers come to London as he kicks off a week-long trade mission in Mumbai.

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan is setting out plans for flexible visa system that will make the process easier for skilled workers to come to London. These plans include setting up a separate post-study work route for international student to replace the one scrapped by now Prime Minister Theresa May, in April 2012 when she was home Secretary. 

Khan is off on a week long trade mission in Mumbai where he announced a strategy to boost the capital workforce. In the wake of Brexit negotiations, Khan believes that the UK will need to tap into the international talent market to thrive after the exit process is final. He is also calling for a new India-UK international work experience programme and made suggestions to making ti easier for entrepreneurs to be granted visas delaying the requirements for them to have capital funds in place until visa renewal, and easing the job creation demands.

The UK visa system, and its failings, has been one of the keys raised with the Mayor so far on his visit to India.

Indian companies invest more in the UK than they do in the rest of the European Union combined.