7 May 2018

Businesses criticise visa ‘hostile environment’

Business Editor

With the Home Office under fire after the Windrush scandal, attention has focused on what some business are calling another example of the so-called ‘hostile environment’ faced by people from overseas.

A dip in EU workers has meant many businesses say they need to recruit from the rest of the world. But with a limited monthly supply of visas and a surge in demand – some firms and even parts of the NHS say they can’t afford the salary that is currently required for a visa to be granted.