Indians largest group of foreign skilled workers in UK


Indians were the largest group of skilled workers granted visas to live and work in the UK last year at 57 per cent, according to official figures released on Thursday (23). The home office said Indians accounted for 53,575 skilled work visas granted in 2016, and US nationals were the second largest group at 9,348. “Indian nationals accounted for 57 per cent of total skilled work visas granted (53,575 of 93,244)… The information technology sector sponsored 42 per cent of skilled work visa applications, followed by professional, scientific and technical activities (19 per cent) and financial and insurance activities (12…

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