CLC Publishes Report into Shortage of Occupations in Construction

The Construction Leadership Council has published its report of shortage occupations in construction and its updated guidance to help construction businesses access the Points Based Immigration System.

In February 2023, the CLC submitted stakeholder evidence to the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC), detailing shortage occupations that could be considered for inclusion on the Shortage Occupation List of the UK’s Points Based Immigration System, as well as potential roles to be added to the Skilled Worker route.

The CLC’s Movement of People Working Group compiled a comprehensive report, detailing its recommendations, an evidence base, the actions industry is taking to increase the domestic workforce as well as other ideas to help tackle skills shortages.

The CLC recommended the following occupations for inclusion on the Shortage Occupation List:

  • Bricklayers and Masons
  • Carpenters and Joiners
  • General Labourers
  • Ground Workers
  • Piling Rig Operatives
  • Plant Operatives
  • Plasterers, Dry Liners and Ceiling Fixers
  • Retrofit Co-ordinators
  • Road Construction Operatives
  • Roofers, Roof Tilers and Slaters
  • Scaffolders, Stagers and Riggers
  • Steel Erectors
  • Thermal Insulators

The MAC is expected to report on construction shortages in due course.

Access the full report here.

Access the CLC’s revised 2023 Immigration Guidance ‘Movement of People – What you should know’ here.

Full CLC press release here.


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