The UK Border Agency has further reduced the number of recognised Tier 2 occupations by 40,000 jobs, bringing the total number of skilled professions to 190,000.
This change follows recommendations made to the UK Government by the independent Migration Advisory Committee (MAC)
The report gave a clear statement of which occupations are skilled and those which should be filled by resident workers (those not subject to UK immigration control). This revised list has removed the following jobs from the Tier 2 occupation list:
- secondary education biology teachers
- speech and language therapists
- veterinary surgeons
- rank and file orchestral musicians