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Jane Imrie

Government unveils sponsorship roadmap to attract international talent to UK

The government has set out a series of reforms that build on the launch of the points-based immigration system at the end of last year, aiming to allow businesses to access skilled talent from abroad quicker and easier.

The existing sponsorship licence application has been made fully paperless, and the government has committed to reducing processing times.

Reforms outlined in the sponsorship roadmap will continue to ease administrative processes, in the hope that more UK businesses can attract and invest in talent from overseas.

Minister for Future Borders and Immigration Kevin Foster commented: “Our points-based system is delivering our pledge to attract the best and brightest to the UK while ensuring businesses focus on our domestic workforce.

“By making these significant changes to the sponsorship process, the UK will become global leaders in bringing talent to start work and study here faster than any other G20 country.”

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