UK ends fast track work permits for IT staff 28th August 2002

As from 1st September 2002, all IT work permit applications must show that the job has been advertised in either a national newspaper or a relevant trade journal.

On 21st August 2002, the Home Office considered the current state of the IT labour market. As a result, it was decided that all occupations should be removed from the Work Permits (UK) IT shortage occupation list, and as such, there will no longer be a shortage list for the IT Sector.

The state of the labour market will be reviewed again by the Home Office in around three months time.