Identifying Skilled Occupations Where Migration Can Sensibly Help to Fill Labour Shortages Martin Ruhs (Member, Migration Advisory Committee)


This report sets out the methodology to be used by the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC), an advisory non-departmental public body, sponsored by the Home Office, to identify skilled occupations and labour shortages in those occupations, and the steps necessary to determine which shortage occupations can be sensibly filled by migrants. It follows on from an initial MAC report entitled ‘Preliminary Comments on Data and Methodology’, published in January 2008.


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