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working in the UK

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I've heard that 3/4 of the people working in London in Financial Services are 'foreigners'.. . How easy do you think the UK will make it for them to stay?
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I would recommend going back home and getting a new job that will post you in the UK again. Stick around for 4 years and then apply for a residency.
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Would that reset things?
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Let me just start off by stating that getting a UK work visa, when you're American, is hard. There is currently a bit of an immigration battle happening in the UK, so it's tough for any non-EU citizen to work here.
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Yeah it used to be really easy for South Africans to work in London, but it has become incredibly difficult now. Not sure how this will change after Brexit...
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Previously, students could take two years to find a job after graduation, but current rules give them just four months. Consequently, only a few thousand international grads are able to secure jobs each year, compared to tens of thousands in earlier years.
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Thanks Madeline... I knew there had been a change of some sort but you've fleshed it out.

Seems like job markets globally are still tough at the moment...
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If you fit all these criteria, have found a job and received your visa, it’s time to relax. But not for long, since you now have to organised moving to the U.K. and working your way around the utility and cable services, figure out what your Council Tax is and whether you have to pay it.
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