The Government wishes to limit the number of some overseas workers employers can bring. The Home Office have asked the Migration Advisory Committee to advise on significantly reducing economic migration from outside the EU. This includes considering how to restrict Tier 2 (General) recruitment to genuine skills shortages and highly specialist experts only, but with the flexibility to include high value roles, keep public service workers and those which require specialist skills. The limit has been in place since 2011 and the Government has committed to maintaining the limit of 20,700 places per year during this parliament. The MAC recommended as recently as February this year against adding nurses to the shortage occupation list. The Home Office will maintain the transitional controls on Croatian workers and will continue to count the take up of Tier 2 towards the limit. If the limit is reached in any month, the Home Office will continue to rely on employers who sponsor Croatian nationals, and will subtract the places due from those available for sponsoring non EA nationals in the following month. The number of Croatian number sponsored each month is small and likely to remain so.