London: British business secretary has urged the nation’s Home Office to relax visa rules for international visitors to help promote inward investment.
Vince Cable has been a long-standing critic of the government’s immigration policies in view of the economic benefits associated with foreigners from countries including Asia.
“Their growth is essential to job creation and national economic recovery, as is the emergence of a new generation of Asian entrepreneurs,” the Liberal Democrat minister said during the launch here yesterday of the National Asian Business Association, a new coalition of regional British Asian business groups.
There are around 50,000 British Asian businesses in the UK, with the Tata Group leading the charge as one of the country’s largest manufacturers and employers in the sector. Read more on Call for relaxation of UK visa rules