If you are a non-European Union national work permit holder who has been maderedundant recently - particularly if you were working in the finance or ITsectors, you may be eligible to stay in the UK under the Highly Skilled MigrantProgramme.
The Highly Skilled Migrant Programme allows you to stay in the UK for up to12 months. The programme aims to attract and retain skilled foreign nationals tothe UK. You must have at least a degree and have earned more than £ 40 000.00in the last 12 months - further earnings, qualifications and work experiencewill increase your score.
This scheme is ideally suited for people with an investment banking or ITbackground.