The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, met representatives of the Association of Relocation Professionals (ARP) on 6th April 2022 to discuss how practical arrangements for relocation can make London more attractive to business.
In the 2021 Budget The UK Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak stated that “an economy built on innovation must be open and attractive the ‘best and brightest minds’.” He added, “a third of our science Nobel Laureates have been immigrants. Half of our fastest-growing companies have a foreign-born founder.” Clearly, attracting the best and the brightest to the UK is seen as vital to the Government, and they are making changes to the UK Visa system for international talent to be launched in the Spring of 2022.
Industry awareness to the highest levels in UK Government is not only beneficial to those working within this this amazing industry, but also adds true value to companies and their assignees who are moving to, within or from Britain. The ARP, which Icon Relocation is the Chair, is undertaking work to promote action that benefits us all. So what is the story behind this?
Just over a year ago, at the start of the impact that Covid-19 has had on us all around the world, a series of separated but ultimately linked events were taking place.
The Association of Relocation Professionals (ARP) and British Parliamentarians launch All Party Parliamentary Group on Relocation in historic meeting, ‘signalling a new era of partnership between politicians and relocation experts in the interests of Britain.