Whilst the future of Government Immigration Policy remains somewhat unclear, through the CLC, FIS was asked to respond to the Migration Advisory Committee’s interim review of the construction occupations in the Shortage Occupations List (SOL).

We have responded directly focussing specifically on the status of shortages in the finishes and interiors sector and supported the response from CLC which has called for 17 new occupations to be added to the SOL carpenters, painters and decorators, piling rig operatives, dry liners, ceiling fixers, plasterers, roofers, and scaffolders. The outcome of this interim review is expected in March, with a full review of the SOL due to be undertaken later this year.

To view the FIS response which includes our underlying data click here this drew on data collected throughout the year including our Skills Pulse Survey, this is survey is still open and if you have a few minutes to complete the more data the better.