Migration rules should be relaxed for vets, web designers, psychologists and architects from outside Europe, government advisers have said.

The Migration Advisory Committee says those jobs should be on a list aimed at plugging gaps in the UK labour market.

Jobs which make the Shortage Occupation List (SOL) are effectively allowed to jump the queue for workers from outside the European Economic Area.

The major review said there needs to be a big expansion of jobs on the list.

Under these proposals, the list would cover 9% of jobs in the labour market, compared with approximately 1% currently.

Call to scrap high-skilled migrants capWhy is there a Shortage Occupation List?

Only workers from the European Economic Area (EEA) – which includes all EU countries including the UK, as well

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