Science Industry Partnership

21 May 2020

Migration Advisory Committee seeks views on skills shortages

The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) has launched a 6-week call for evidence, asking business organisations and employers to share their valuable recruitment experiences as part of a review of the shortage occupation lists.

The responses will provide the Committee with a well-rounded picture of the current migration issues and will support the evidence-based recommendations delivered to the Home Secretary in September 2020.

Interim Chair of the MAC Professor Brian Bell said:

"We appreciate that the coronavirus outbreak has placed businesses in an enormously difficult situation, but their input is vital.

Any time they can give, or information they can provide will be greatly valued and aid us in providing the government with robust recommendations.

We must proceed with this Call for Evidence now in order to deliver our report in September 2020 as requested."