Visas: The ever-present hurdle in India-UK ties

by Gareth Price
The UK remains conflicted by its attitude towards immigration, writes a foreign policy expert. The issue of visas has been a long-standing impediment to relations between the UK and India. British aspirations for greater engagement with India have been met with an open and transparent Indian demand for greater access for their citizens. The UK remains conflicted by its attitude towards immigration. On one side, business leaders and employers such as the UK’s state-funded National Health Service (NHS) point out the importance of immigrants for the economy; likewise given the UK’s strong reputation for education, increasing the numbers of foreign students would seem an obvious policy option for the UK, although foreign student numbers have fallen for the past few years. On the other side, sits the
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2018-05-25T10:31:00+00:00May 24th, 2018|2017/2018, The Big Picture, UK Edition- May 2018|

About the Author: Gareth Price