British authorities has informed Russian billionaire and Chelsea proprietor, Roman Abramovich that he might want to show his wealth is reliable if he desires to get again into the UK.
Following the Sergei Skripal poisoning case in Salisbury, the UK authorities has launched a battle on Russian oligarchs coming into the UK.
And one of many first casualties of that is believed to be Abramovich, who was compelled to look at his membership’s FA cup last at Wembley on Saturday from Russia
He’s now believed to be classed as a brand new applicant for a UK visa.
Price £9.3bn, Abramovich should show at the least £2m of funding within the UK is from authorized sources.
He had held a UK visa for years however has not been seen within the nation since early April.
The Prime Minister’s official spokesman mentioned, “Work is below manner when it comes to reviewing Tier 1 investor visas.
“In 2014-15 we took motion to tighten up the Tier 1 investor route, together with the introduction of latest powers to refuse functions the place there are affordable grounds to consider funds have been obtained unlawfully.
“Because of these reforms functions decreased by 84 per cent.
“We’re presently taking one other have a look at how the route operates and are endeavor additional checks on traders who got here to the UK by way of this route earlier than the reforms had been launched.”
Britain’s powerful stance has sparked a livid response from the Kremlin, who’ve labelled the strategy as “unfair and unfriendly”.
However MPs have accused Putin and his allies of utilizing London to cover and launder corrupt property.
There isn’t a indication that Abramovich has made or invested any cash illegally within the UK.