Industry reacts to UK plans to scrap Tier 1 golden visas

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Industry reacts to UK plans to scrap Tier 1 golden visas

Senior lawyers have reacted to the news that the UK government is to scrap fast-track residency via the so-called ‘golden visa' scheme amid pressure over UK links to Russia. The BBC cited a government source who confirmed reports of an announcement next week on Tier 1 investor visas, which offer residency to those spending at least £2m. In early reaction to the government's planned move, Charlie Fowler, senior associate at Collyer Bristow LLP,  said: "There has been a long-standing perc...

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