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UK widens fast-track visa plan for scientists as Brexit nears

FILE PHOTO: Pro-Brexit protesters hold placards outside the Houses of Parliament in London, Britain, December 20, 2019. REUTERS/Tom Nicholson

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain said on Monday it would increase the number of scientists and researchers eligible for fast-track visas, part of the government’s plans to attract more elite researchers after Brexit.

The number of eligible fellowships which offer accelerated endorsement for visas will rise to more than 120 from 62, the interior ministry said.

“We want to make sure the UK continues to be at the forefront of innovation, so we need an immigration system that attracts the sharpest minds

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