Posts Categorized: Visas

Huffington Post article: Small Business Taskforce is a big force for good

The Huffington Post has reported on the Small Business Taskforce – a group of 14 business bodies (including The Entrepreneurs Network) who have come together to ensure Britain remains a start-up friendly country after Brexit. The Small Business Taskforce is calling on the new government to work out trade deals, budgets and immigration policies that help small companies… Read more »

Immigrants are one of our greatest strengths – and the government needs to recognise that

Many people can’t help but feel that the new government has somewhat turned its back on immigrants and entrepreneurs. Although Home Secretary Amber Rudd quickly backtracked on her plans to force firms to disclose their number of foreign workers, business-owners and workers alike remain concerned about the future of British enterprise. This is why Philip Salter caught up… Read more »

Fighting to make enterprise a priority again

The Economist’s article included The Entrepreneur’s Network as a key group campaigning for a business-friendly Britain. There are fears that the UK has become less attractive to entrepreneurs following the Brexit vote, with the number of new business registrations slowing down as of June. However, the article suggests that policies such as cutting corporation tax, handing out city visas… Read more »

Introducing the Small Business Taskforce

Over the past five years, the UK has become one of the best places in the world to start and grow a business. The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor puts the UK at number one in Europe and number four globally. This has been enabled by the low costs of start-up entry, accessible technology, a flexible economy and a positive attitude towards self-starters and entrepreneurship; from… Read more »

An interview with three Sirius businesswomen

The Sirius Programme helps high growth business ideas from international students to start-up in the UK, and it it thanks to them that we can tap into so much global entrepreneurial spirit to boost our own economy. The Brexit vote has raised many questions about the future of business in the UK but it is clear that we should do everything… Read more »

The TEN Interview: Philip Salter talks visas with Migreat’s Josephine Goube

For his most recent Forbes Column, our director caught up with Josephine Goube, director of partnerships at Migreat.com and author of Open Borders to Entrepreneurs & Innovators. First, she explains the origins of the entrepreneur visa. She then discusses how the progressive rigidity of immigration systems across the globe has made it so difficult for entrepreneurs to… Read more »

Why we should welcome those who can make our country greater

For many firms in my constituency, a flexible immigration policy is the litmus test for the proposition that the UK is ‘open for business’. It was therefore only a matter of months into the coalition’s five year term before the wisdom of its immigration cap came into question. No one doubted the popular appeal of… Read more »

TEN releases new report on international entrepreneurship

Our new report, Made in the UK: Unlocking the door to international entrepreneurs, conducted with the National Union of Students, shows the benefits of retaining international talent. Research from University College London has revealed that, between 2001 and 2011, non-EU migrants contributed more than their fair share to our tax and welfare systems. But while… Read more »

Our visa system is failing international graduate entrepreneurs

The Entrepreneurs Network has just released a new report. Based on a survey of 1,599 international students, Made in the UK: Unlocking the Door to International Entrepreneurs reveals how the UK’s visa system is failing international graduate entrepreneurs who want to start a business in the UK. Undertaken with support from the Adam Smith Institute… Read more »

The visa and the sausage

The policy making process is a messy business. It is widely and fairly quoted that “laws, like sausages, cease to inspire respect in proportion as we know how they are made.” Think tanks sit at the very start of the policy process – writing recipes for politicians to feed to the public (as well as… Read more »