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What are the benefits of these roles being on the Shortage Occupation List?

Applicants for these roles will only require a minimum annual salary of £20,480, as opposed to the standard minimum annual salary of £25,600. This may encourage more businesses to recruit sponsored workers into these roles.

In addition, as these roles qualify for the Health and Care Worker visa, applicants and their dependants will benefit from the usual fast-tracked processing (with most applications processed within 3 weeks), as well as a 50% visa fee reduction and exemption from the Immigration Health Surcharge.

Read more about this and other questions in our

Skilled Worker visas (for individuals) section.

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Given the fast pace of change, we would stress that this information is designed to be informative, not advisory and represents our understanding of English law and practice as at the date indicated. We would always recommend that you should seek specific guidance on any particular legal issue.

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