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Will vets be put back on the Shortage Occupation List?

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By Josh Loeb

A report that could lead to vets being restored to the Shortage Occupation List looked set to be released imminently as Vet Record went to press this week.

The list stipulates which occupations the government officially recognises as suffering from a significant shortage of qualified personnel.

Vets were removed from the list in 2011, when the independent Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) assessed that there were sufficient numbers of vets working in the UK to meet demand. This meant that, as of 2011, the government’s official view was that there were enough vets, or was sufficient access to immigrant vets, in the UK.

However, both the BVA and RCVS have since called for vets …

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