Tier 1 (Investor) category changes

The Tier 1 (Investor) category caters for high net worth individuals making a substantial financial investment to the UK.

Following a review by the Migration Advisory Committee, the following changes come into affect from today, 6 November 2014:

  • The minimum investment threshold is raised from £1 million to £2 million.
  • The provision which permitted the investment sum to be sourced as a loan is removed.
  • It is no longer sufficient for 75% of the investment sum to be invested in the prescribed forms of investment.  The full investment sum must be invested in the prescribed forms of investment, i.e. share or loan capital in active and trading UK companies, or UK Government Bonds.
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Verity Buckingham

About Verity Buckingham

Verity is experienced in all aspects of employment law and corporate immigration matters.She deals mostly with corporate clients advising on contentious and non-contentious employment matters. Verity's contentious practice includes defending claims in the Employment Tribunal and experience of Employment Appeal Tribunal litigation in relation to claims of unfair dismissal, discrimination, equal pay and whistleblowing. She also advises individuals at a senior level on negotiating exits.

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