Migration Advisory Committee calls for evidence on labour shortages

Wednesday, 28 November 2018

Deadline approaching to inform government’s review of the shortage occupation list

The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) is currently carrying out a full review of the composition of the shortage occupation list (SOL), on request of the government.

The SOL comprises of occupations and job titles held to be in shortage either across the UK, or in Scotland only, where it would be sensible to fill through non-European Economic Area migration. Job titles on the SOL are not required to undertake the Resident Labour Market Test or meet the five-year salary threshold for settlement.

To be eligible for the SOL occupations and job titles must:

  • show demonstrable national shortages that cannot be filled from within the domestic labour market;
  • be skilled to the required level set by the Home Office; and
  • demonstrate that it is sensible to seek to fill vacancies with migrant labour from outside of the EEA.

You can find out more about MAC’s call for evidence here.

The review began in autumn and the closing date is 6 January 2019. To submit your evidence to the call, please click here