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UK migration patterns are shifting, but tech talent demand remains high

Posted On: 6 Jan 2020   |   Posted By: Tech City UK

This is a guest post from Kemp Little , a Tech Nation Visa partner.
At the end of an eventful year in the immigration sphere, figures published by the Office for National Statistics revealed that net migration from the EU to the UK is at its lowest level since 2003 - the year before the Union's borders were extended to incorporate the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Cyprus and Malta.
A decline in EU immigration, coupled with a considerable rise in EU emigration has resulted in net EU migration of 48,000 for the year to June 2019. This represents a dramatic fall from days of 2015, when net EU migration peaked at 218,000.
However, applications for the Tech Nation Visa for Exceptional Talent, continue to rise. The financial year 2018/19 saw a 45% rise in applications compared to previous year, up to 650 from 450 the previous year, with figures for 2019/20 looking set to continue with this level of growth.
Causes of the overall shift in migration...

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