Do business outside the UK
This quote is wrong:
"Katja Hall, CBI Director of Employment Policy, said that the CBI broadly supported the government approach. "Importantly," she added, "the new system will not affect people from countries where a visa is not required, including EU countries and the US."
Because of course, if the WIFE of the businessman originally came from a visa country, then they will need a visa to visit even from the EU and US, even for a quick trip.
Even to TRANSIT the UK they'd need a visa.
Given all the CCTV crap, surveillance, RIPA abuses, stop and search without suspicion, curfews, why would you base your business there?
Once the reason was the city financial market, or property related, or oil related, but now the city and it's 'credit default swaps' have blown up, and the mortgage bubble is bursting, the oil has run out and they have no money.
So come base yourself in mainland Eurozone Europe till they get their act together. (Even parts of elReg buggered off to the US.)