This is an HTML version of an attachment to the Freedom of Information request 'Tier 2 General Work Visa Location'.





 
 
Freedom of Information  
 
Central Correspondence Team 
 
Customer Service Operations 
 
North East, Yorkshire and the 
 
Humber Responder Hub 
PO Box 3468 
 
Sheffield 
 
S3 8WA 
Aditi 
 
 
Email:  
Email:  request-278154-
FreedomofInformation.NEYH 
xxxxxxxx@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx.xxx 
@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk 
 
 
www.gov.uk/ukvi 
 
 
 
FOI References:  36232 & 36273 
   
25 August 2015 
 
Dear Aditi 
 
Thank you for your enquiries of 3 and 6 August 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 feel free to summarize data if possible for 1st Request  
 
Re-edited Request 1st Part 
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Criteria = For calendar years from 2010 to 2014 with Sponsor CoS > 5 per year.  
a) Split of Data by Sponsor & SOC Code Only (without Work Location)  & Total COS 
Per Year 
 
Re-edited Request 1st Part 
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Criteria = For calendar years from 2010 to 2014 with Sponsor CoS > 5 per year.  
a) Split of Data by Nationality & SOC Code Only (without Sponsor or Work Location) 
& Total COS Per Year 
 
This should ideally allow sharing of information without infringing on personal data.  
 
And; 
 
Please share data similar to FOI Reference: 3156/34826 
 
 
UK Visas and Immigration is an operational command of the Home Office 
 

Date Criteria = January to July 2015 ; Rest of the information required is an exact 
replica.  
 
Navigation Link for your reference = 
https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/tier_2_general_cos_issued_per_ye?unfol
d=1#incoming-650135 
 
 
We have considered your request and we believe it to be vexatious.  Section 14(1) of 
the Act provides that the Home Office is not obliged to comply with a request for 
information of this nature.   
 
We decided that your request is vexatious because of the frequent correspondence 
about the same issue and unreasonable persistence of attempting to reopen an issue 
which has already been comprehensively addressed by us.  
 
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 36232 & 36273. If you ask for an internal review, 
it would be helpful if you could say why you are dissatisfied with the response. 
 
Information Rights Team 
Home Office 
Third Floor, Peel Building 
2 Marsham Street 
London SW1P 4DF 
e-mail: xxxxxxxxxxx@xxxxxxxxxx.xxx.xxx.xx   
 
As part of any internal review the Department's handling of your information request 
will be reassessed by staff who were 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  
 
We value your feedback, please use the link below to access a brief anonymous 
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http://www.homeofficesurveys.homeoffice.gov.uk/s/108105TAZNG