The latest Migration Advisory Committee (MAC’s) report recommends that the total jobs covered by the UK’s shortage occupation list should be reduced to 180,000 employers, which is less than 1 per cent of the total workforce.
The MAC has also suggested that the number of engineering jobs on the list should be increased.
Due to investment in health training, The MAC recommends 19 jobs to be removed from the health sector.
The MAC advised against the government automatically removing a job from the shortage job list after 2 years – known as the sunset clause. Instead they suggested either continuing with the current process or introducing a 4 year time period including an appeal against removal.
The MAC examined whether the system for Tier 2 should include a separate route for creative occupations that do not require National Qualifications Framework level 6 (NQF6). Their advice was to maintain the present system, which allows some creative occupations to pass the skill threshold.
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