Migration Advisory Committe follow up 'call for evidence' with roundtable meetings across the country

The Migration Advisory Committee’s (MAC) Shortage Occupation List (SOL) ‘call for evidence’, whereby stakeholders were encouraged to submit evidence online in relation to any job titles or occupations believed to be in shortage, is now closed.  The MAC is an independent, non-statutory, non-time limited, non-departmental public body that advises the government on migration issues.

As a follow-up to the ‘call for evidence’ the MAC, in conjunction with the British Chamber of Commerce (BCC) are arranging a number of roundtable meetings across the country. The purpose of these meetings is to:

  • engage with employers across the regions and countries of the UK to hear their concerns and issues with regards to shortages

  • identify if there are any synergies or differences in the evidence submitted

  • gather a more in depth understanding which complements the online evidence

There are limited spaces available at these events and therefore you should contact the MAC at Keval.Mulji@homeoffice.gov.uk if you wish to attend.

You can find a link with more information here: https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/shortage-occupation-list-2018-call-for-evidence/sol-commission-2019-regional-roundtable-events

Dates confirmed:

West Midlands: Birmingham
Tuesday 29 January, 1pm to 3pm
148 Edmund St
B3 2JR

Further locations and dates to be announced soon are:

  • East of England: TBC

  • London: TBC

  • North East: TBC

  • North West: TBC

  • Northern Ireland: Belfast

  • Scotland: Edinburgh

  • South East: TBC

  • South West: TBC

  • Wales: Newport/Swansea, Cardiff

  • Yorkshire and the Humber: TBC

We will keep you updated as dates are confirmed and encourage you to book early if you have an interest in attending.