In March 2020, the government commissioned the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) to compile a UK shortage occupation list (SOL), which will primarily focus on occupations at RQF Level 3-5 (medium skill). This is to be reported in September 2020.
We appreciate that the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has placed businesses in an enormously difficult situation and that organisations that would normally respond to the call for evidence may not currently have capacity to do so.
Therefore, alongside the main call for evidence, we have created options to provide more limited evidence or to register that you would have responded in different circumstances.
The attached call for evidence identifies the sort of information that the MAC will find most helpful to receive during the initial phase of its consideration of the government’s commission, and details of how to submit your evidence.
We are requesting that evidence be submitted using the online form detailed in the call for evidence. This allows the MAC to assess and analyse the information in a structured and methodological way, assessing all information using the same criteria. This is the most effective way for the MAC to consider evidence from stakeholders.
Due to the current restrictions we are not able to respond within normal timescales to any correspondence sent by post. If you have any questions regarding the call for evidence, we would recommend emailing the MAC inbox: MAC@homeoffice.gov.uk.
You may find it useful to download a PDF copy of the questions to help prepare your online response. These are available below.
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