New recommendations on the occupations to be removed from Tier 2 of the points-based system
The Migration Advisory Committee has recommended a new shorter list of occupations eligible for migration under Tier 2 of the points-based system, raising the threshold for Tier 2 visas to ‘graduate level’.
Among the occupations which would still qualify for entry under Tier 2 of the points-based system are nurses, teaching professionals, civil engineers and finance and investment analysts.
Occupations which were qualified as skilled at the old level but are not to the new one include retail managers, hairdressing and beauty salon managers, laboratory technicians, and estate agents.
Our recommendation to businesses who still have remaining CoS under their temporary allocation is to issue CoS for Tier 2 candidates and at the same time ensure that the migrant submits their visa application as soon as possible.
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