Nigel welcomes UK visa help for foreign executives

Nigel Evans welcomed the Home Secretary’s announcement of a 12-month pilot scheme to speed up the UK visa applications for foreign executives.

Foreign business executives with "strong links" to the UK will get help to expedite their visa applications under a new Home Office scheme.

Home Secretary Theresa May said it would enable the UK to maintain a "competitive visa system that can innovate in order to serve the ever-changing needs of business and ensure Britain succeeds in the global race".

Speaking from Westminster, Mr Evans said:

“I was incredibly pleased when I heard the details of this scheme because it is good for the business interests of the Ribble Valley and the UK. It will mean more jobs in the long term, more investment in the UK and better business links with countries around the world.

“It is simple but effective schemes like this that promote trade and show that Britain is open for business.”