Tier 2 sponsors are finding it increasingly difficult to recruit skilled migrants now that the Tier 2 annual cap has been reached.

The Government has asked the Migration Advisory Committee (the MAC), the independent committee that advises on UK immigration policy, to review the Tier 2 visa system, with a view to making recommendations to “significantly reduce economic migration to the UK."

The Penningtons Manches immigration team wants your views to be heard by the MAC and the UK Government. We have again teamed up with Tech London Advocates (TLA) to carry out a survey so that we can respond on your behalf to the questions raised by the MAC.

If you are a Tier 2 sponsor

We urge you to complete our questionnaire to ensure that the views of sponsors of all sizes and across different sectors are taken into account.

To take part in the survey, click here.

  • We estimate the survey will take around 20 mintues to complete and we have broken it down into sections to make it as easy as possible for you to complete.
  • The first two section are compulsory while the remainder are optional, but we value your opnion if you have the time.

This is a real opportunity to help shape the future of the Tier 2 system and we hope that you will realise its potential importance for your organisation.

Our survey will remain open until 4 September 2015.

The MAC will report to the Government by mid-December 2015 and any rule changes are likely to come into effect from April 2016 onwards.