There was a point when the curry houses in the UK were threatened due to new immigration policies (See Save British Culture: Curry Houses! and the BBC on Currynomics)
In sum, tightened immigration requirements in the U.K. - set to kick in November- will require that immigrants brought in on sponsored visas to work as cooks in the thousands of Indian restaurants must now speak fluent English and possess a "high-level" cooking certificate.
But the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) of the Home Office has been paying attention to the protests. It has since "revised its list of occupations and skills that are in short supply in UK, which enables employers to recruit skilled workers from India and other countries outside the European Union."
Making the new revised list: "skilled chefs, secondary school teachers of Maths and Sciences, consultants and senior specialist nurses, some engineering occupations, including civil and chemical engineers."
Not included: Indian information technology workers.
Already on the list: veterinary surgeons, hovercraft officers, and, in Scotland, filleters of frozen fish.