5 NEW JOBS RECOMMENDED FOR NEW UK POINTS BASED IMMIGRATION SYSTEM

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5 NEW JOBS RECOMMENDED FOR NEW UK POINTS BASED IMMIGRATION SYSTEM

In this video we will be discussing about the new Recommendations for The Shortage Occupation List In 2021 Published by the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC)

The full review of the Migration Advisory Committee’s (MAC) report can be viewed via the link mentioned below in the video description and comments section.




Recently, the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) has issued its Review of the Shortage Occupation List (SOL) with its suggestions for the new points-based Skilled Worker visa route starting 1 January 2021 after the end of the transition period.

The following Jobs were recommended for inclusion which were not included in the list:

  • Butchers;
  • Brick-layers;
  • Interpreters;
  • Pharmacists; and
  • Physiotherapists.

As many of the current advantages of hiring from the Shortage Occupation List (SOL), for instance exclusion from the Resident Labour Market Test (RLMT), will now apply across the entire system, the main advantage of hiring from the list will now be the lessened salary threshold. The latest Skilled Worker route comprises “tradeable points”, permitting for a possible decrease of the relevant salary threshold by 20% should the job be included on the Shortage Occupation List (SOL) and meet other standards.




For now, chefs and quantity surveyors have been deleted from the suggested list by the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC). In response to the opinion from industry that the motive for the shortage in domestic chefs was the poor working environment and low wage, the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) suggested that the job be removed from the Shortage Occupation List (SOL) to boost an increment in salary for the job role. This considers the Migration Advisory Committee’s (MAC) opinion of the list’s influence with wider salaries, having formerly mentioned in January 2020 that they do “not back lower salary limits for occupations on the Shortage Occupation List (SOL): there should be a surging pressure on wages in jobs in shortage”.




The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) also noticed that the Covid-19 pandemic triggered disruptions in the engagement with the Call for Evidence, with it being tougher for employers to forecast their future labour requirements.


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