Tier 1 (Investor)

The Home Office Minister has requested that the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) publish a Call for Evidence in relation to the economic impact of the Tier 1 (Investor) route.

The MAC has been asked to consider the following request and report back by February 2014:

“At present, the minimum level of investment for the Investor category is £1 million but accelerated settlement status can be achieved by investing either £5 million or £10 million. Migrants may use money loaned to them by UK banks when making their investment. The MAC is asked to consider whether the investment thresholds are appropriate to deliver significant economic benefits for the UK, in particular the minimum £1 million threshold.”

To assist in forming their response, the MAC shall be canvassing opinions on the Investor category until the end of November. The MAC’s Call for Evidence document can be accessed at


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