Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) review of Tier 2, UK

Re:locate readers are urged to respond. On 10 June, the Home Secretary commissioned the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) to conduct a review of the Tier 2 immigration route. It is vital that global mobility professionals, across HR, suppliers, immigration lawyers and business leaders, make their views known.

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Re:locate will be following the UK government’s Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) initiative throughout the summer. We want to know your views on the potential impact on your business, whatever sector you belong to.

We know that specific industries already struggle to attract the global talent they need to drive business growth. Oil and gas, energy, pharmaceuticals, bio-med, science, technology, mining, engineering and construction, aerospace, and technology are just some of the sectors that traditionally use international assignments for project work and talent development. Many more, including technology and the creative industries, from film to gaming, rely on cross-border cooperation to compete in global markets.

Tell us about your experience, and help us to pool the evidence that the MAC needs to help the government make informed decisions. You will have insights and data about your organisation and market sector that may be the key to increased productivity and economic growth. Your HR, pay and benefits, talent management, and recruitment specialists may have powerful evidence of global mobility strategies that are working, as well as examples of where projects have failed because of talent shortages.

Do take the time to respond to MAC, and let us know if you have a contribution to make through Re:locate by emailing  or via social media.  

We welcome short case studies on how you think your organisation or industry sector would be affected by the potential changes to Tier 2. The professional services needed to support global growth across UK companies range from financial and legal to consultancy in many areas of expertise.

Our community also embraces a wider range of employee support sectors, including schools, serviced apartments, international health, and language schools, many of which rely on specialist global expertise to keep up with demand for their services. We also welcome your views on how you think Re:locate can help to pull together the arguments and provide evidence from the global mobility sector.

Help us to shape a response from the global mobility community that reflects what you think are the most important issues concerning relocating employees and their families.

For a bit of background information, on 2 July 2015, the MAC launched a call for evidence relating to the second part of this commission. Interested parties, including the global mobility community, have until Friday 25 September to provide supporting evidence.

You can send your response either by  or by post to the following address:
Migration Advisory Committee

3rd Floor, Seacole Building

2 Marsham Street

Open forums are being held in London (24 August) and regionally. For further details, contact the MAC secretariat at the address above.For more Re:locate news and features about immigration and the MAC Tier 2 review, click here


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