This petition was submitted during the 2015–2017 Conservative government

Petition Include third sector workers on SOL to prevent them being forced out of the UK

Tier 2 skilled workers must meet a £35k p/a salary threshold to remain in the UK. This makes it impossible for them to work in 3rd sector roles.
The Shortage Occupation List has been used to prevent nurses being removed from the UK. It must now be used to save charity workers, and charities.

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Charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises desperately need Tier 2 skilled workers, especially in IT etc, but can't match private or civil sector salaries to entice the best workers.
It is impossible for a Tier 2 worker to switch to a Tier 5 route, which forbids a permanent job.
The Home Office must ask the Migration Advisory Committee to research the possibility of including third sector workers on the SOL.
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