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Migration Advisory Committee call for evidence by 5th December on whether nursing should be added to shortage occupation lists

Migration Advisory Committee call for evidence by 5th December on whether nursing should be added to shortage occupation lists

Nursing home owners and managers have the opportunity to respond to a consultation launched by the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) on a partial review it is currently undertaking on shortage occupation lists for the UK. 

The MAC is seeking evidence to help it decide whether certain professions, including nursing, should be included on the lists.  If they are included, employers can apply to bring in workers to the UK from outside the European Economic Area without first having to go through the resident labour market test.

Specifically, the MAC is interested in hearing about the number of nursing vacancies, the rates of pay offered, the skills required, and the length of time that nursing homes typically need in order to fill those vacancies.  More detail can be found in the attached document entitled “Call for Evidence” (click here).

Employers have until 5th December 2014 to respond to the call for evidence.  Responses should be sent either by email to mac@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk or by post to the following address: Migration Advisory Committee, 3rd Floor Seacole Building, 2 Marsham Street, London SW1P 4DF.