Freedom of Information Team
Customer Service Operations
North East, Yorkshire and the
Humber Responder Hub
PO Box 3468
Fax: +44 (0)114 207 2882
FOI Reference: 3234/35706
1 July 2015
Thank you for your enquiry of 15 June in which you requested information about Tier
2 of the Points-Based System. This has been dealt with as a request for information
under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
You requested: Please re-arrange the data (mix and match) of FOI 34826 Tier 2 GEN CoS to provide
data as per following:
1. Data for Calendar Year 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 2. Data split by Sponsor
and Nationality 3. Tier 2 General COS Issued Per Year > 5.
Please see the separately attached data table showing Certificates of Sponsorship
(CoS) assigned with a break down by sponsor and nationality.
Figures are rounded.
The figures quoted are not provided under National Statistics protocols and
have been derived from local management information and are therefore
provisional and subject to change.
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 35706. 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
3rd Floor, Peel Building
2 Marsham Street
London SW1P 4DF
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
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