The demand for Investor Visas is not abating. Chinese applications for Tier 1 investor visas rose 19 percent to 144 in 2018 from a year earlier, according to data obtained from the Home Office by private equity firm Growthdeck. The recent concerns surrounding the continuation of the programme have melted away. The British government has quietly dropped plans to suspend the Investor Visa route in the UK. In recent months there has been increasing pressure on the UK to do something about these so-called “golden visas” after it emerged that a significant number investors had used the visa scheme as a backdoor into the UK.