Policy paper

Codes of practice for skilled workers: Statement of Intent

This publication was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

Detail of which jobs qualify as skilled, minimum rates of pay to qualify, and how employers should carry out a resident labour market test.



This Statement of Intent sets out the government’s response to the Migration Action Committee’s recommendations on the Tier 2 Codes of Practice and gives details of other related changes the government is making.

Codes of Practice are an integral part of the immigration system relating to migrant workers. They identify which jobs are skilled to the necessary level, minimum appropriate rates of pay which are needed to qualify, and how employers should carry out a Resident Labour Market Test to determine whether suitable settled workers are available before they can offer a job to a migrant worker.