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The UK is losing the numbers game on Indian students

2019-08-23T14:28:03+00:00August 23rd, 2019|2019, Home Page, UK Edition – August 2019|

Since the peak of around 40,000 nearly 10 years ago, the figures for Indian students choosing Britain’s universities have been in free-fall. While the slide has been somewhat arrested recently, the numbers remain a far cry from what they were and, indeed, what they ought to be, given Britain’s world-class educational institutions and an aspirational Indian youth ready to be lured by destinations with decent professional promise. The figures in this case really do speak for themselves – in 2010, [...]

The twists and turns of the UK’s golden visa

2019-02-15T14:37:47+00:00February 8th, 2019|2019, UK Edition – February 2019|

Britain’s special Tier 1 Investor Visa, used by hundreds of Indian billionaires over the years, was to be suspended by the UK government over its feared misuse before a U-turn. The UK government recently confirmed a U-turn on plans to suspend a visa category dubbed the “golden visa” in reference to its use by super-rich foreign nationals to acquire fast-track settlement rights in Britain. The Tier 1 Investor Visa, used by many high net worth Indians over the years, was to be suspended in December [...]