Skilled Workers: Visas

Home Office written question – answered on 10th January 2018.

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Photo of Jo Stevens Jo Stevens Labour, Cardiff Central

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment her Department has made of the suitability of the UK Tier 2 Shortage Occupation List for the current UK labour market.

Photo of Caroline Nokes Caroline Nokes The Minister for Immigration

The independent Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) reviews the Shortage Occupation List when commissioned to do so by the Government.

The MAC has carried out two full reviews and four partial reviews of the Shortage Occupation List since May 2010. The MAC recently reviewed the teaching sector and published its report in January 2017, alongside an updated methodology on assessing labour market shortages, and published a review of nursing in March 2016.

Further information about the MAC’s methodology and the reviews it has carried out are available at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/migration-advisory-committee

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