Alongside efforts to build skills among the UK workforce, British businesses need access to the world’s best talent to develop innovative products and services for UK and international customers. Businesses, including many professional services firms, currently struggle to bring international employees to the UK for short-term periods for project work. This can stall the contribution our industry can make to economic growth and prosperity.
The new Prime Minister should:
- Reform the short-term business mobility rules to allow business visitors to conduct more activities in the UK.
- Remove the requirement for companies to acquire an Intra-Company Transfer visa for international employees coming to the UK for short-term work.