Tier 2 Shortage Occupation List has been expanded

All UK businesses who recruit individuals from outside the UK will enjoy improved access to the Tier 2 category of skilled workers. Following the Immigration Minister Seema Kennedy’s announcement on 9th September.

The Tier 2 Shortage Occupation List has been expanded to accommodate the following occupations; veterinarians, architects and web designers. Which means UK companies looking to recruit in these sectors will find the process a lot more streamlined, meaning they can access the skills pool quickly rather than undertaking the required Resident Labour Market Test for 30 days prior to selection of the candidate.

The Migration Advisory Committee known as (MAC) has already proposed the UK government exclude the Resident Labour Market Test in any future amendment to the UK Immigration System for Highly Skilled Workers. This change will have a positive affect on businesses.

Immigration Minister Seema Kennedy said:

Giving British based businesses the access to the brightest and best global talent is a key priority for this government.

That is why we have made it easier for employers to hire the skilled workers, such as vets and web designers, that this country needs to flourish.

A new Immigration System may be promulgated from as early as Autumn 2020. The new system will be streamlined and a lot more user friendly for businesses to recruit from overseas, especially those whom have historically depended on EU workers. Largely focused on the working route the new system will be based on the Australian points based system. More detail about the system can be found on the UKVI website.

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