New Visas Still Struggling

With scant warning and very nearly no consultation with lead industry stakeholders, the Home Office launched the Innovator and Start-up visas in April 2019 aimed at “experienced business people” with an “innovative, viable and scalable business idea”. The Immigration Statistics for Q3 of 2019 have now been released by the Home Office, albeit in a[…]

Is the UK Open for Business?

At the time of writing the UK Government’s ‘new’ style of Entrepreneur Visas, the “Start Up Visa” and the “Innovator Visa” are into their eighth month of operation and the feedback and stories we are receiving and hearing from both front-line immigration practitioners and end user clients is that no-one really has a handle on[…]

Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa Changes Incoming

The UK Government yesterday published its Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules that come into effect on March 30th 2019, radically changing the landscape of business immigration in the Country. Immigration Minister Caroline Nokes MP, published her own statement commenting on the reasons these changes are being brought into effect. Whilst these changes cover a[…]

UK Tier 1 Visa Changes

In the summer of 2018, you would be forgiven if you missed an incling from the Minister of State for Immigration, Caroline Noakes, when she made a statement to Parliament regarding future changes to the UK Immigration Rules including all Tier 1 visa routes. On December 6th 2018, the minister again made a statement to[…]

Further Expansion

It’s been an exciting year. It’s been a strange year, but an exciting year. It’s been a thoroughly strange and exciting year. Greengate Business Associates Ltd formally came into being in June of 2016, just before two thirds of the Great British Electorate ‘democratically’ voted to leave the EU, triggering Article 50 and bringing into[…]

Article 50 Triggered

“The United Kingdom has formally triggered Article 50,” the radio intones and the tone was indeed inward, just like the focus and gaze of those that have dragged us kicking and frothing at the mouth to this unprecedented precipice. This ponderous promontory, that lemming-like, we are about to hurl ourselves from. Into what? No-one knows.[…]

Changing World

Events in America have seemingly triggered a chain reaction of astounding Nationalistic and Political devastation across the globe. Well – that’s not technically true – Trump becoming the Tweeting President is just one of the plethora of events to have occurred over the past year or so, that is going to define a Generation. Regrettably:[…]