The SOL identifies occupations where employers are struggling to recruit sufficiently from the domestic workforce and migration is considered an appropriate alternative. Inclusion on the SOL grants an occupation more favourable migration conditions, with the aim to increase the pool of applicants for a role and reduce labour shortages.
There are currently no agricultural roles included in the list.
The MAC has been asked to review the following aspects of the SOL:
- Which occupations on the current SOL should continue to be included and which should be removed.
- Which occupations, if any, based on the evidence provided by stakeholders should be added to the SOL.
- Whether the salary requirement for shortage occupations should, in future, be whichever is the higher of the going rate or £20,480.