In a bid to save the UK's curry industry, Home Secretary Priti Patel is planning to lift immigration restriction on skilled chefs. It comes amidst fears that the UK's favourite takeaway is at risk of extinction as specialist cooks cannot get the clearance to move to the country.
“Before we introduce the new points-based immigration system post-Brexit, we are changing the rules to make it easier for restaurants to get the highly skilled chefs they need.
“The UK has one of the best food scenes in the world and these changes will make it even better,” said Priti Patel ealier.
In the meantime, speaking at the sidelines of Asian Achievers Awards, Deputy Mayor of London for business Rajesh Agrawal has called for the Tory government to re-instate the policy of post-study work visa. He said,
“International students are a big asset to this country. Just in London alone there are about 140,000 international students contributing £3bn to the UK economy. It does not make sense that they finish their education and go back to their country.
“So, I appeal to the government to re-instate the post-study work visa which was abolished in 2012. I think education has been the greatest exports of this country and we should facilitate that.”