Section J Information and Communication

M.M. Fox made this Freedom of Information request to UK Border Agency

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Dear UK Border Agency,

Could you provide me details of the number of used COS allocated each month for Tier 2 Intra Company Transfers from April 2009 to date.

Could you provide me details of the number of used COS allocated each month for Tier 2 Intra Company Transfers from April 2009 to date for the following SOC codes; 1136, 2131, 2132, 5242, 5245, 3131, 3132, 4136, 4141, 4142.

Many thanks

Yours faithfully,

Martin

Freedom Of Information Team ( IND ), UK Border Agency

Dear Mr Fox
Thank you for your e mail below. We will reply to you shortly.
Kind Regards

FOI Team
UK Border Agency

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Employment, Freedom of Information,

Dear Mr Fox

I write with reference to your enquiry of 2 December. This falls to be
dealt with under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and we will
endeavour to respond within 20 working days.

Regards

James Stevens

Freedom of Information Team
North East, Yorkshire & the Humber Region
UK BORDER AGENCY
Vulcan Steel (Level 4)
PO Box 3468, Sheffield.
S3 8WA
Fax: 0114 207 2906

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Employment, Freedom of Information,

Dear Martin,

Thank you for recent Freedom of Information request.
I am currently unclear about the exact scope of the information in which you are interested. To ensure that we provide you with the right information, please could you clarify your request so that we can process your request. Section 1(3) of the Freedom of Information Act provides that a public authority need not comply with a request for information unless any further information reasonably required to identify and locate the information is supplied.
Please confirm if you are looking for the number of Certificate of Sponsorship (Cos) used in each month/ by SOC code or the number of CoS UKBA allocated to sponsors in each month/ by SOC code.
When you provide this information we will aim to send you a full response to your request within twenty working days of its receipt. I look forward to hearing from you shortly. However, please note that if I do not receive appropriate clarification of your request within three months from the date of this letter, I will consider this request to be closed.
Kind regards
Sandra
Sandra Birkinshaw
Freedom of Information Team
North East, Yorkshire and the Humber Region
UK Border Agency
PO Box 3468
Sheffield S3 8WA

Fax 0114 207 2906
Email: [email address]
Web: www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk

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Gary Burgess left an annotation ()

I think you would want "used CoS"?

Dear Sandra,

Many thanks for your email.

I would like 'used cos'

Also, I'd like to amend my request somewhat; I orginally requested the information from 'April 2009 to present'. I'd like to amend this to the 'January 2009 to present' and I would like this broken down monthly and by SOC.

Therefore my request now is

''For Tier 2 Intra Company Transfers could you please provide a monthly break down of all used COS by SOC from January 2009 to present.''

Would you have information about the number of Intra Company Transfers and occupation type prior to this date? If so could you provide this?

Also could you provide the following if it is still within the £600 limit -

''For Tier 2 General could you please provide a monthly break down of all used COS by SOC from the January 2009 to present.''

Yours sincerely,

M.M. Fox

Employment, Freedom of Information,

Dear Mr Fox,

Thank you for you email of 14 December in which you have further clarified your request for information. I am still unclear about the exact scope of the information in which you are interested and would be grateful if you can provide further clarification on a couple of points.

1) You requested the following in your email of 14 December:

Would you have information about the number of Intra Company Transfers and occupation type prior to this date? If so could you provide this?

Can you please clarify whether you require information on Certificates of Sponsorship (CoS) only and, if so, the time period you require? Can you also clarify the type of information you require? Please note that the Points Based System was introduced in November 2008.

2) You appear to have requested the following information twice in your email of 14 December:

For Tier 2 General could you please provide a monthly break down of all used COS by SOC from the January 2009 to present.''

Can you please confirm that the information was requested twice in error?

When you provide this information we will aim to send you a full response to your request within twenty working days of its receipt. I look forward to hearing from you shortly. However, please note that if I do not receive appropriate clarification of your request within three months from the date of this letter, I will consider this request to be closed.

Kind Regards

Daniela Walker
Freedom of Information Team
North East, Yorkshire and the Humber Region
UK Border Agency
PO Box 3468
Sheffield S3 8WA

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Dear Daniela,

To save confusion I will rewrite my request below, please ignore everything else.

All my requests refer to ''used COS'' and ''Tier 2 Intra Company Transfers''

1. 'For Tier 2 Intra Company Transfers could you please provide a monthly break down of all used COS by SOC from January 2009 to present'.

1a. For Jan 2009 to Dec 2009 can you provide details of

i. the 25 employers who are listed most often on used COS; the number of times each employer is listed; and the 3 most common SOC used by each of the 25 employers and the number of times each SOC is used.

1b. For Jan 2010 to present can you provide details of

i. the 25 employers who are listed most often on used COS; the number of times each employer is listed; and the 3 most common SOC used by each of the 25 employers and the number of times each SOC is used.

e.g.

Jan 2009 till Dec 2009
The 25 Employers who used the most COS for Tier 2 ICT - abc1, abc2, abc3, abc4, abc5 etc

Then for each employer

ABC 1
Number of used COS 100
3 most common soc:
QAQ (number of times employer used this COS on used COS - 40)
QAC (number of times employer used this COS on used COS - 30)
QAQ (number of times employer used this COS on used COS - 50)

Yours sincerely,

M.M. Fox

Employment, Freedom of Information,

Dear Mr Fox,

Thank you for your email of 16 December in which you further clarified
your request for information. This falls to be dealt with under the
Freedom of Information Act 2000 and we will endeavour to respond within
20 working days.

Kind Regards

Daniela Walker
Freedom of Information Team
North East, Yorkshire and the Humber Region
UK Border Agency
PO Box 3468
Sheffield S3 8WA

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Freedom Of Information Team ( IND ), UK Border Agency

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Dear M M Fox,

Please see the attached, which regards your below request.

Yours sincerely,

Freedom of information act policy team

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<<1309 Response-2011-01-25.pdf>> <<FOI 1309 Q1 Tier2 ICT Used
COS 010109-161210 - Rounded.xls>> <<FOI 1309 Q2 2009 Tier 2 ICT Used
COS - Rounded.xls>> <<FOI 1309 Q3 2010 Tier 2 ICT Used COS -
Rounded.xls>>
Dear Mr Fox

Please see the attached response in answer to your request for
information.

Kind Regards

Daniela Walker
Freedom of Information Team
North East, Yorkshire and the Humber Region
UK Border Agency
PO Box 3468
Sheffield S3 8WA

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