Tech City UK, which has the power to fast-track up to 200 talented technologists to the UK each year, has claimed that the nine applicants it endorsed since April 2014 is a “testament” to the UK tech industry.

The claim comes after Techworld revealed that the government-funded quango received just 10 applications for the “Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa” between between 6 April 2014 and 1 April 2015.

“The purpose of this visa route is to attract applicants that demonstrate world-class aptitude to ensure our sector can compete on the world stage,” a spokeswoman told The Times.

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