Indian chefs welcome but not IT workers, says UK panel


London: Indian chefs will be allowed to work in Britain’s multi-million pound Indian restaurant industry but Indian IT workers are no longer required here, a key government committee on immigration here said on February 1.

The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) of the Home Office revised its list of occupations and skills that are in short supply in the UK, which enables employers to recruit skilled workers from India and other countries outside the European Union.

The revised list includes skilled chefs, secondary school teachers of Maths and Sciences, consultants and senior specialist nurses, some engineering occupations, including civil and chemical engineers.

However, it will not be easy for Indian IT workers to find job in Britain due to the surplus in the employment market in the country and the EU. Non-EU workers will only be allowed to work in the shortage occupations listed by the MAC.

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