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Consular news – Embassy 18 – July/August 2009

Points Based System affects UK summer festivals

More than 20 summer arts events in the UK have been cancelled or badly affected by new visa regulations introduced in November 2008, a study by the Manifesto Club has revealed.

The study found that the Points Based System is biased against artists from the developing world and medium and small arts organisations who do not have the manpower to meet the bureaucratic standards of the new system.
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