A GROUP of Tory MPs are to call for immigration visas to be sold to the highest bidders.
Backbench MPs from the Free Enterprise Group claim the measure would attract business people who were more likely to contribute to the UK. They also believe the plan would cut the number of immigrants likely to claim benefits.
The proposal is among a string of measures put forward in a report setting out a new blueprint for an “industrial policy”.
The document, written by Tory MPs George Freeman and Kwasi Kwarteng, urged ministers to “introduce market-based immigration visas”.
Selling visas to companies or individuals would be less bureaucratic than today’s system
Kwasi Kwarteng, MP