Zimbabwe is fast-losing skilled people to the United Kingdom after more than 8 000 people were granted skilled work visas by the British government from the year 2020 to 2022.
There has been a particularly large proportional increase in visa grants to both Nigerian nationals (+214%, +8,771) and Zimbabwean nationals (+424%, +4,490) since the year ending March 2020.
During the year ending March 2020, 1 059 Zimbabweans were granted skilled work visas by the UK government.
The number rose to 1 735 during the year ending March 2021 and rose sharply to 5 549 during the year ending March 2022.
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|Nationality||Year ending March 2020||Year ending March 2021||Year ending March 2022||Percentage change 2020/2022|