On 15 May the MAC launched a call for evidence on measures necessary in order to update, streamline and simplify the codes of practice, as well as introduce comprehensive salary bandings ranging from minimum salary rates for new entrants to a higher rate for more experienced staff. This consultation closed on 27 July 2012 and the MAC published its recommendations on 18 October 2012. A revised list of 97 occupations skilled to NQF 6+ has been produced. Some job titles have changed and new occupations have been added to keep pace with the emergence of new roles. A two tier salary banding for each job code has been introduced for New Entrant or Experienced Worker. The UKBA has yet to follow the MAC recommendations and implement the changes but a decision is expected early in 2013. Click on the dates above to read the full updates.