This is an HTML version of an attachment to the Freedom of Information request 'Tier 2 ICT - On Client Contract for Year 2013 and 2014'.






 
 
Freedom of Information Team 
 
Customer Service Operations 
 
North East, Yorkshire and the 
 
Humber Responder Hub 
 
PO Box 3468 
Sheffield 
 
S3 8WA 
 
 
 Aditi 
Fax: +44 (0)114 207 2882 
 
Email:  
Email:  request-242580-
FreedomofInformation.NEYH 
xxxxxxxx@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx.xxx 
@ukba.gsi.gov.uk 
 
 
www.gov.uk/ukvi 
 
 
 
FOI Reference:  2901/33698 
   
 
31 December 2014 
 
Dear Aditi 
 
Thank you for your enquiry of 3 December in which you requested information about 
Tier 2 Intra Company Transfers (ICT) and Tier 2 General (Gen) Certificates of 
Sponsorship under the points-based system.  This has been dealt with as a request 
for information under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) 2000. 
 
You  submitted  six  separate  requests  for  information  which  we  have  treated  under 
one reference number. 
 
We hold some information of interest to you but we have estimated that the cost of 
meeting your request would exceed the cost limit of £600 specified in the Freedom of 
Information and Data Protection (Appropriate Limit and Fees) Regulations 2004.  We 
are therefore unable to comply with it. The source information we hold on Tier 2 ICT 
Certificate of Sponsorship (COS) Leave to Remain extensions is not available in a 
reportable format.  To obtain this information would require a manual search and 
cross-referencing of all relevant cases on the Case Immigration Database which 
exceeds the cost limit.   
 
The £600 limit is based on work being carried out at a rate of £25 per hour, which 
equates to 24 hours of work per request. The cost of locating, retrieving and 
extracting information and preparing the response can be included in the costs for 
these purposes.  The costs do not include considering whether any information is 
exempt from disclosure, overheads such as heating or lighting, or items such as 
photocopying or postage.  If you refine your request, so that it is more likely to fall 
under the cost limit, we will consider it again.  Please note that if you simply break 
 
 
 

 
your request down into a series of similar smaller requests, we might still decline to 
answer it if the total cost exceeds £600.  
 
I am also unable to provide you with information on client addresses. It is the general 
policy of UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI) not to disclose to a third party, personal 
information about another person. This is because the UKVI has obligations under 
the Data Protection Act and in law generally to protect this information. 
 
Your request for personal information has been considered under the FOIA in line 
with our obligations as part of the Home Office. However, it has been concluded that 
the information you have requested is exempt under Section 40(2) of the Act. Section 
40(2) of the Freedom of Information Act provides that information will be exempt from 
disclosure if disclosure would breach any of the Data Protection principles. We have 
concluded that the information you have requested would breach the first Data 
Protection principle and therefore we cannot supply the information you have 
requested. 
 
I hope this is of help to you. If you are dissatisfied with this response you may 
request an independent internal review of our handling of your request by submitting 
a complaint within two months to the address below, quoting reference 33698.  If you 
ask for an internal review, it would be helpful if you could say why you are dissatisfied 
with the response. 
 
 
Information Access Team 
Home Office 
3rd Floor, Peel Building 
2 Marsham Street 
London SW1P 4DF 
e-mail: xxxx.xxxxxx@xxxxxxxxxx.xxx.xxx.xx   
 
 
As part of any internal review the Department's handling of your information request 
will be reassessed by staff not involved in providing you with this response. If you 
remain dissatisfied after this internal review, you would have a right of complaint to 
the Information Commissioner as established by section 50 of the Freedom of 
Information Act.  
 
Yours sincerely 
 
 
 
Daniela Walker 
 
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