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Clarity needed on Shortage Occupation List

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By Matthew Limb

Vet leaders want ministers to confirm soon that they will implement the Migration Advisory Committee’s (MAC’s) proposal to restore vets to the Shortage Occupation List to ease staff shortages.

Last week, the MAC recommended vets should be added to the list because of the difficulty filling such roles (VR, 1 June 2019, vol 184, p 660)

A BVA spokesperson said: ‘We don’t know timeframes yet for when the Home Office will make a decision on whether to accept the MAC’s recommendations (which they tend to do). But we think implementation …

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