A Healthy Tech Sector in Post-Brexit Britain
Tuesday, 7th February 2017
There are some dark Brexit clouds hanging over the service sector. Whilst not immune to its own challenges, the tech scene’s future seems relatively replete with silver linings.
The EU provides Britain with skilled IT and creative workers, an arrangement under threat from immigration reform proposals. In the short run, the industry could feel a talent shortage keenly. In the medium term, however, the excellence of UK universities and the issuance of tech visas will go some way to smoothing things out. Despite some commentary that there would be a mass exodus, the number of applicants for visas has soared since 24 June.
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