Tuesday, 15 March 2011

UK Govt confirms removal of 8 occupations from shortage Occupation List

The Govt has confirmed that 8 occupations will be removed from the current shortage occupation list.

Once these 8 occupations are removed from the list the Govt reports that the number of positions available to foreign workers in the UK will be reduced from 500,000 to about 230,000.

In addition to this announcement the UK govt also confirmed that they will be removing 71 professions from the current approved list of 192 jobs under the Tier 2 Visa Category as they have found these to be below graduate level.

The Migration Advisory committee has reported that of the 8,400 certificates of sponsorship issued to foreign workers in 2010 65 % of these would not have qualified with the new rules coming in April.

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