In the last Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship allocation notice before Britain's vote to leave the European Union, the number of Certificates of Sponsorship (CoS) available for July stands at 2,722, according to UK Visas and Immigration data. The department published its June report citing that its figures were correct as of 17 June, 2016.
An employer with a Tier 2 Sponsorship Licence needs to apply for Certificates of Sponsorship for immigrants they wish to employ. Under the current UK immigration system, unused Tier 2 restricted CoS to employ people who are currently based outside the UK can be reclaimed after three months. This increases the availability of restricted CoS used.
The June Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship allocation meeting took place on 13 June. All valid applications lodged by 5 June were successful, provided they scored 21 points or more.
The breakdown of Tier 2 CoS for the month of June looks like this:
|Number of Tier 2 Certificates of Sponsorship from annual limit set aside for allocation meeting in June*.||2,000|
|Balance of Certificates of Sponsorship carried over from previous month (May).||615|
|Number of certificates returned during previous month (May).||10|
|Number of certificates reclaimed as not used within three months.||0|
|Number of certificates granted by exceptional consideration outside of monthly allocation during previous month (May).||33|
|Total number of certificates assigned to Croatians in previous month (May).||17|
|Total number of Certificates of Sponsorship available for allocation in June.||2,575|
|Minimum point score for successful applications in June.||21|
|Total number of Certificates of Sponsorship granted in June.||1,853|
|Tier 2 (General – New hires under £155,300).||1,842|
|Tier 2 (General – Tier 4 dependant switching to Tier 2).||12|
|Balance of certificates of sponsorship carried over to July 2016.||722|
|Number of Certificates of Sponsorship available for allocation in July 2016.||2,722|
*Please note: Government data lists this as May in their June information. This is an error on their part.
The next UK Visas and Immigration allocation meeting will take place on 11 July, 2016 and will indicate the number of Tier 2 CoS that will be available for the month of August.
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