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Member # 2776
|Posted November 01, 2002 12:06 PM |
Is it true that Work Permit UK is under immense pressure to reinstate FTV scheme?
I read this on contractor UK website.
Member # 128
|Posted November 01, 2002 02:21 PM |
Don't pay attention to gossip.
The shortage occupation lists are reviewed every 3 months. The IT/Telecoms one is mainly based in the e-skills bulletin ( http://www.e-skills.com/pdfs/bulletin_august2002.pdf ). We shall have a new one at the end of November; from that, they will decide whether shortages are evident again or not.
[ November 01, 2002: Message edited by: Héctor ]
Member # 4700
|Posted November 04, 2002 08:35 PM |
lastman, I wouldn't get this out of porportion. It is true that some are arguing that some shortages still exist and that the government should put some skills back on the list. However the people making putting forwawtheso
One of the problems with the original list was that government was accepting the surveys of some lobbyists showing that employers were finding it difficult to recruit some skills.
One of the things that the contractor representative body PCG argued for was that the decision should be based on more objective evidence. They also demonstrated that the skills on the list were already oversupplied, despite claims to the contrary. The argument was well received and the government department Work Permits UK therefore introduced a basket of indicators including those in the e-skills bulletin and evidence from government statistics in the Labour Force Survey.
The position is that before skills can be put back on the list the onus is on those claiming a shortage to provide sufficient evidence to demonstrate to the skills sector panel that the shortage is real.
What individual lobbyists claim is largely irrelevant as claims have to be supported with evidence to support their claims.
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