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[…]

UK Immigration Statistics 2018 – Merry Christmas!

As 2018 draws to a close, it is worth reflecting on a successful year for prospective Tier-1 Entrepreneurial applicants, with visa approval rates rising from 51% at the end of last year to 57% during Q3 of 2018. Much of this success is down to the professionalism and expertise of immigration specialists, lawyers, advisers and[…]

Global Investment Immigration Summit 2018

It doesn’t take too much to get us excited here at GGBA – we’re a passionate team, but the Global Investment Immigration Summit 2018 this June in London’s Canary Wharf – has got the office absolutely buzzing. Not to mention yet another Tier 1 Entrepreneur application being granted with a stunning business plan created by[…]

Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa £50,000 Investment Route

Putting aside the pre-requisites of English competency and other Home Office check boxes, in our experience, the most common route through the Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa path is where the immigrant investor has access to £200,000 in investment funds. However, there are other routes to obtain the same visa and effective result with only having[…]

Taxing the Entrepreneurs

Tax very rarely is a simple matter, whether you are Employed, Unemployed, Self-Employed or A N Other; but the measures set to come into effect from April 2018 and then every subsequent year thereafter are even causing the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s own party members to raise eyebrows, nay – voices. It is well known[…]