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This report deals with the shortage occupation lists, a key feature of Tier 2 of the points base system (Tier 2 is for skilled workers with a job offer). The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) published its first such lists in September 2008.
This report is an interim 6-monthly review. It includes an analysis of occupations and specific job titles, including:
those the government asked MAC to review, including social workers and social care
those identified by us in the September 2008 report as being in possible shortage but where no evidence of shortage was received from stakeholders, such as welders
health-related occupations, a key area where the evidence base has started to improve
some occupations in construction, a sector badly hit by the economic downturn