New investor and entrepreneur routes are due to come into effect from 6 April 2011, and are designed to make the UK more attractive to foreign investors. Please click here to read our previous alert on this subject.

The government has also pledged to develop a new entrepreneur route for students with a business idea. They are going to develop a way to allow UK graduates who want to bring an innovative idea to market themselves, to stay in the UK without the need for a sponsoring employer.