Roman Abramovich thought to be caught up in UK visa crackdown

No 10 confirms it is looking at investor visas, as Russia attacks ‘unfair’ practices

The Chelsea football club owner, Roman Abramovich, appears to have been caught up in a government crackdown on wealthy investors coming to the UK after the Salisbury poisoning, further increasing tensions between Britain and Russia.

Downing Street confirmed it was taking a fresh look at tier 1 visas, the type the Russian oligarch is understood to hold, which allow anyone who invests more than £2m in the British economy to stay for 40 months.

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