Latest UK Immigration Update: MAC to review SoL
Home Secretary Sajid Javid has called upon the Migration Advisory Commission Committee (MAC) to conduct a full review of the shortage occupation list (SoL).
Since 2013, the list has not been reviewed and the Home Secretary stated:
“I am conscious that a full review of the SOL has not been completed since 2013 and I am committed to ensuring that the immigration system reflects, so far as is possible, the latest evidence and trends impacting on the domestic labour market. Under the existing system, the SOL confers advantages for UK employers by exempting them from the need to advertise the job to the resident labour market and ensures that when the Tier 2 (General) cap of 20,700 has been hit, priority is given to these applications above other occupations.”
Professor Alan Manning of MAC has accepted this and the results of the report should reflect on which occupations should be given precedence within the cap.
The report is expected in Spring 2019.
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