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Shortage occupation list 2019: call for evidence - our response

Our response to the UK Migration Advisory Committee call for evidence on the shortage occupation list.

Published:
31 Aug 2020
Shortage occupation list 2019: call for evidence - our response

This publication contains our response to the UK Migration Advisory Committee's 2020 call for evidence on the Shortage Occupation List (the SOL).

The paper provides detailed evidence of recruitment needs across the Scottish economy and outlines how the SOL could be made more flexible and responsive to meet Scotland's particular economic and demographic needs, which are different to those of the rest of the UK. The response also discusses the current context of both Brexit and Covid-19 and highlights the contribution made by non-UK nationals employed in key sectors such as health and social care, food and drink production and agriculture.

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Email: Migration@gov.scot