Among the measures highlighted by the Treasury are "reforms to the immigration system [which] will help ambitious UK businesses attract the brightest and best international talent". The detail contained within the supporting documents to the Budget suggests that many of these reforms will be welcomed by tech businesses looking to attract and retain highly skilled international talent.
New and reformed immigration categories are proposed, including:
Other reforms to the immigration system which may make things easier for smaller businesses, including tech startups, include:
As is the case with any government announcements concerning immigration, it is not until we have further details that we will know precisely how useful these new categories and reforms will be. Nevertheless, these announcements promise some helpful reforms for businesses and look forward to seeing further detail.