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Migration Advisory Committee

MP calls for changes to UK immigration

14:11 19/07/2011
A Northern Ireland MP, Jim Shannon, has called for immigration changes that would allow Filipino fisherman to keep on working in Northern Ireland. Under current immigration rules, approximately 70...

Tier 2 Visa - Major changes from 6 April 2011

11:49 06/04/2011
Tier 2 Visa changes include the following: All immigrants wishing entry to the UK must be filling a graduate level position. You do not necessarily need to have an academic position. However, you...

UK removes 8 occupations from Tier 2 visa skilled occupation list

9:20 16/03/2011
The UK government has announced that it will remove 8 occupations from Shortage Occupation List (SOL). If an occupation is on the shortage occupation list it is easier for an employer to employ a...

UK likely to axe more jobs from the Skilled Occupation List for Tier 2 Visa

10:32 15/03/2011
The Migration Advisory Committee set up by the previous UK Government in 2007 to advise on immigration issues has recommended that eight job titles be removed from the Shortage Occupation List (SOL...

UK likely to slash number of eligible Tier 2 visa occupations

11:53 14/02/2011
The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) has recommended reducing the number of occupations that are eligible for migration under Tier 2 of the points based immigration system. The UK Coalition...

UK announces permanent skilled immigration cap: Tier 1 for the select few and an overall reduction in immigration

11:04 23/11/2010
The UK Government has announced a permanent cap of 21,700 on skilled immigration to take effect in April of 2011. Moreover, Tier 1 will be restricted to entrepreneurs , investors and 'exceptionally...