Preparing for Brexit - Immigration Briefing HERE

Follow the link to the slides used in the AIMS Update LIVE (21st October) on the new Tier 2 Visa system (AKA ‘Skilled Worker Route’).

Brexit Resources

Prepare your food and drink business for 1 January 2021 Click Here

Poultry meat marketing standards from 1 January 2021 Click Here


Food labelling and packaging Click Here


Food and drink labelling changes from 1 January 2021  Click Here

Standard Occupation Code 5431

As many of you will be aware AIMS made a submission to the recent Home Office/Migration Advisory Committee consultation on Shortage Occupations. The Migration Advisory Committee have subsequently made a recommendation to the Home Office that Standard Occupation Code 5431 (Butchers) be listed as a Shortage Occupation. Should this be accepted by the Home Office then those coming to work in the UK from overseas in members businesses will immediately collect an additional 20 points towards the 70 points required.


Here is a list of every role covered by Standard Occupation Code 5431 and as you can see this covers every element of every role within AIMS’ members businesses.

Association of Independent Meat Suppliers 

PO Box 125


North Yorkshire DL6 2YG

Telephone: 01609 761547

Fax: 01609 761548


The Association of Independent Meat Suppliers is a company limited by Guarantee. Company Registration No. 04389636. VAT Registration No. 772 1907 22 Registered office address; 19 East Parade, Harrogate HG1 5LF

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