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Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) partial review of the shortage occupation lists

The MAC has published a report on a partial review of the shortage occupation lists for the UK and for Scotland.

On 22 September 2014, the government requested the MAC to carry out a partial review of the shortage occupation lists for the UK and Scotland.

The commission said:

Following the MAC’s comprehensive review of the SOL, published in February 2013, the Government has been made aware of a small number of occupations where there may be a case for inclusion on or removal from the SOL.

These occupations are:

  • graduate occupations within the health sector including consultant roles, nurses and training grades
  • graduate occupations in the digital technology sector
  • linesworkers in the energy industry

The MAC’s findings and recommendations can be found in the full report and press release (PDF, 64.6KB, 3 pages) .