There is more pressure than ever on the Tier 2 visa system to attract skilled workers. The number of applicants has consistently exceeded the number of visas for the fourth month in a row - this is unprecedented. 

The Times has reported that technology chiefs are the latest to warn the government of the skills crisis that we are facing. Tech London Advocates, a not-for-profit group, has written to Caroline Nokes, the immigration minister, demanding that the annual quota is raised from its present level of 20,700. The Home Office did not respond to a request for comment on this from The Times.

The government is facing mounting pressure to address this, particularly given concerns over whether the UK can remain competitive in a post-Brexit world. Surely the government will have to comment sooner rather than later?