The UK Home Secretary, Sajid Javid, has announced that entrepreneurs looking to move to the UK and start a business will be able to apply for a "startup visa" in 2019.
In order to qualify for the visa, applicants will need to have support or an endorsement from an "accelerator," approved business sponsor, or a university. They don't, however, need to be graduates: The startup visa replaces the "graduate visa," which was restricted to recent graduates looking to come to the UK.
As Brexit looms, the government is attempting to make the UK the best place to start a business. (Image: Annie Spratt, Unsplash)
In a prepared statement, Javid said: "The UK can be proud that we are a leading nation when it comes to tech and innovation, but we want to do more to attract businesses to the UK and our migration system plays a key part in that. That's why I am pleased to announce a new visa for people wanting to start a business in the UK. This will help to ensure we continue to attract the best global talent and maintain the UK's position as a world-leading destination for innovation and entrepreneurs."