Previous years have seen substantial changes to this visa route = and most recently, the route has been closed down completely to new applicants.
It remains to be seen whether the Home Office will introduce a similar route in the future.
The changes introduced on 17 February 2022 have also altered the requirements for settlement under this route. Settlement is now conditional on applicants executing an investment strategy that can show genuine job creation and other tangible economic impacts, passively holding UK investment will no longer be enough. We expect further details about this in due course.