These are the key points arising from my successful applications for indefinite leave to remain for innovator visa applicants:
1. Planning important – start 1 year before.
2. Tax important – accountant – £50k.
3. IP important – copyright trademark alone unlikely to be sufficient in many cases.
4. Original business plan super important – milestones.
5. Not overpromising – financial projections.
6. Residency planning.
7. Endorsing bodies have different approaches – Home Office will take its own approach.