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Consultation on Tier 2 Visas

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    Consultation on Tier 2 Visas

    I may well have missed it in the hubub about the other consultation and discussion paper, but there's also a consultation at the moment about Tier 2 visas - https://www.gov.uk/government/consul...w-tier-2-route

    The MAC has been asked to look at:
    • options to re-focus the route on areas where there are genuine skills shortages
    • how to limit the time that sectors can remain on a shortage list
    • the implementation of a levy on Tier 2 visas, to fund apprenticeships
    • restrictions on the automatic right of Tier 2 dependants to work
    • tightening up on the intra-company transfer (ICT) route, including applying the immigration health surcharge to ICTs
    • raising the minimum salary levels that migrants have to be paid


    The call for evidence document sets out the questions on which the MAC seeks views and evidence from partners, as well as how to respond.

    The MAC is also keen to meet with partners to discuss the issues raised and will be arranging meetings and events.

    The closing date for responses to be received by the MAC is Friday 25 September 2015 and partners are strongly encouraged to submit their evidence before this date.

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