Immigration: skill shortages Contents


Terms of Reference

1 Introduction

Tier 2 and the Points Based System

Certificates of sponsorship

What happens when the cap is reached?

Minimum salary requirement

The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) reviews

2 The cap on skilled workers

The purpose of the cap

The importance of skilled migrants

Displacement from non-EU to EU recruitment

Intra company transfers

Occupations and sectors affected

What to do about the cap?

Unused certificates of sponsorship

3 Nursing, healthcare and salary thresholds

Nurses and the cap

The MAC review and nurses

Changes to the Immigration Rules and nursing

Training nurses

Other healthcare occupations

Salary thresholds

Public sector roles

4 International students and retaining talent

Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM)

Post Study Work Route

5 Balance between training a UK workforce and importing skills

Immigration Skills Charge and the Apprenticeship Levy

Graduate training schemes

6 Improving the audit process

Conclusions and recommendations

Formal Minutes


Published written evidence

List of Reports from the Committee during the current Parliament

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Prepared 16 December 2015