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"the so-called ‘High Potential Individual’ visa ... would allow graduates of universities around the world to come to the UK to work in jobs at any skill or pay level for two to three years"

"this is being enacted with minimal checks and balances, including….

  • NO annual cap on numbers (even with 70% of the public wanting such a cap – Deltapoll, 2019).
  • NO minimum salary requirement (even though the lack of one will open UK workers to the real risk of being undercut by cheaper overseas staff).
  • NO need to secure a job before coming (even as 64% of the public say non-UK workers should have to have a job offer from an approved employer before coming here (YouGov, February 2020).
  • NO protection for the UK jobskeekers (even though nearly eight in ten support having rules in place to give potential UK recruits the first chance to apply for jobs, Deltapoll, 2020).


One wonders whether anybody will check that these 'High Potential' individuals actually have the qualification that they claim to have? Or will they be unable to do so whilst 'working from home'?

And will anyone ever be deported for overstaying their visa term?

Migration Watch has the story.