The Home Office has confirmed that the MAC Review on policy recommendations will be implemented in autumn 2016 and April 2017. The following changes are policy. The Migration Advisory Committee were commissioned by UKVI to advise on restricting Tier 2, to skills shortages and experts who specialise within their respective fields.
The Points Based System Calculator has now been removed from the UK Visas and Immigration Website.
The Points Based System Calculator is an assessment tool which helps applicants identify their eligibility to meet the points requirements for a work or study visa. It may only be used for Points Based System visa applications under Tiers 1, 2, 4 and 5.
Due to the varying complexities and evolution of the UK immigration rules, particularly in the most recent years. The Points Based System Calculator no longer serves a significant purpose for the assessment of verifying an applicant under the Points Based System.
UK Visas and Immigration has introduced new visa application and service fee changes for 2016. These fee changes are said to reflect a self-funding system while simultaneously maintaining a competitive level of service to the general public.