Navigating the UK’s Shortage Occupation List


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Explore the latest updates on the UK Shortage Occupation List for 2023. Our guide covers essential immigration law changes, helping businesses and individuals navigate the complexities of UK immigration compliance and skilled worker requirements.

Navigating the complexities of UK immigration can be challenging, especially when it comes to understanding the Shortage Occupation List. As of 2023, this crucial list, regularly reviewed and updated by the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC), outlines specific occupations where the UK experiences a shortage of skilled workers.

For employers, knowing the ins and outs of the Shortage Occupation List is essential. Jobs on this list have a lower salary threshold requirement, making it easier to sponsor workers for these roles. The salary for these positions must meet or exceed £20,960 per year or £10.75 per hour, and at least 80% of the standard rate for the occupation.

Selecting the correct Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code is critical. Employers should refer to the Office for National Statistics for detailed job descriptions and requirements. Incorrect SOC code selection can lead to visa application delays or refusals, and may even trigger Home Office compliance checks.

The UK Shortage Occupation List for 2023 includes a diverse range of roles, from healthcare and engineering to IT and creative sectors. Each occupation is listed with specific requirements and regional applicability, whether in England, Scotland, Wales, or Northern Ireland.

For businesses looking to sponsor workers in these shortage occupations, understanding the nuances of the list and the associated visa application process is key. At DF Solicitors, we specialise in guiding businesses through these complexities, ensuring compliance and successful sponsorship applications.

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