20 September 2012

The MAC issued a call for evidence on the Shortage Occupation List asking for stakeholders to provide evidence of on-going skills shortages and the introduction of a sunset clause whereby occupations would remain on the list for a temporary, defined period. Views have also been sought on whether certain creative occupations should remain within Tier 2. The consultation closed on 30 November and the MAC’s recommendations are expected to be announced in January 2013. Click on the date above to read the full update.