Tag Archives: tier 2 general

Significant Changes to the Shortage Occupations List

There have been significant recent changes to the Shortage Occupations List, whereby ALL roles in the following occupation codes are considered shortage occupations and thus are quicker to action, with no Resident Labour Market Test requirement:

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Immigration Health Surcharge to Double

The House of Lords has today approved the proposed doubling of the Immigration Health Surcharge from £200 per year for each migrant to £400 per year.

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Brexit Reducing Skilled Migration to the UK

Many will have voted in favour of Brexit due to concerns about low-skilled migration. The actual impact has been somewhat different.

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Home Office in Chaos

Employers are currently struggling to obtain Certificates of Sponsorship for existing and new employees, preventing them from hiring skilled workers in the UK and preventing some existing employees from continuing to work.

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