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UK to cut list of occupations for skilled worker visas

by Ray Clancy on February 10, 2011

UK job visas capped

The list of jobs that qualify for skilled workers visas in the UK are set to be cut drastically as part of overall plans to reduce the number of people arriving from outside the European Union.

Hairdressers, beauty salon managers, air traffic controllers and estate agents could all be taken off the list but nurses, teachers, civil engineers and financial analysts are likely to stay, according to the Migration Advisory Committee, a non-departmental public body comprised of economists and migration experts that provides advice to the Government on migration issues. [click to continue…]