Dear Home Office,

Please share data for all Companies with Great Than or Equal to
(>=) 5 Tier 2 General COS Issued per year. Period = 6 April 2010 -
31 Dec 2014

The data is required is similar format to earlier published report
on ICT data as part of FIOA on 18 July 2014 FOI release Home Office (Link below)
https://www.gov.uk/government/publicatio...

Data is split for all companies per year on
a) Tier 2 (General) - CoS issued No#
b) Tier 2 (General ) - CoS used by Nationality
c) Tier 2 (General ) - CoS used by Gender
d) Tier 2 (General ) - CoS used by Job Title
e) Tier 2 (General ) - CoS used by Salary
f) Tier 2 (General ) - CoS used by SOC Code
g) On Client Contract and Not on Client Contract

The data can be easily retrieved from the Sponsor Management System with Oracle DB as the back end using SQL Queries. Effort needed is definitely less than couple of hours and very less than 600 GBP limit per request.

If you are unable to provide the data (quoting cost as the reason), please explain as to how the previous request on ICT was released, since it is only a change of Visa Type (from ICT to Tier 2 General), hence the previous SQL Query can be re-used, thereby reducing effort to less than 5 mins !

Yours faithfully,
Aditi G

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Aditi G

Thank you for contacting the Home Office with your request.

This has been assigned to a caseworker (new case ref 34443) who will
respond to you in due course.

If you have any questions then please do not hesitate to contact us.

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Dear Information Access,

As per the recent report from Migration Advisory Committee in Feb 2015, Most data for entry clearance are sourced from the Home Office UK Visas and Immigration Proviso-Central Reference System (CRS) visa case working system.

Reference = Page No #16 https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/sy...

This means the data asked for clearly is available with the Government and is pretty easily summarized/ drill down/ roll up.

Yours sincerely,
Aditi

NEYH Freedom of Information, Home Office

Dear Aditi G

 

Thank you for your enquiry of 17 February.

 

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

Customer Service Operations

NE/SNI Responder Hub

 

UK Visas & Immigration

PO Box 3468|Sheffield S3 8WA

Email: [1][email address]

Web: www.gov.uk/UKVI

 

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Dear Aditi

 

Please see the attached letter in response to your recent FOI request.

 

Kind regards

 

FOI, TO & PQ Team|NE/SNI Responder Hub|Customer Service Operations|UK
Visas and Immigration|Home Office|PO Box 3468Level 1 Vulcan House (Iron)|
Millsands|Sheffield|S3 8WA|Email:
[1][email address] | Web: [2]www.gov.uk/ukvi

 

 

 

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Dear Home Office,

I understand that Home Office is concerned about generating report for 22,000 sponsors and the effort/ cost involved.

Further clarification required:

1. Please confirm if each of the 22,000 sponsors have applied for >=5 certificates each year? My request was specifically was "Please share data for all Companies with Great Than or Equal to (>=) 5 Tier 2 General COS Issued per year. Period = 6 April 2010 - 31 Dec 2014"

2. The example of TCS was only to prove the point that information exists and easily retrieved.

3. Please confirm if reducing the no# of fields in the report will help Home office generate a watered down list? example of watered down fields (by removing nationality and gender):
Data is split for all companies per year on
a) Tier 2 (General) - CoS issued No#
d) Tier 2 (General ) - CoS used by Job Title
e) Tier 2 (General ) - CoS used by Salary
f) Tier 2 (General ) - CoS used by SOC Code
g) On Client Contract and Not on Client Contract

Please feel free to suggest alternatives in terms of data extraction possible.

4. What is needed is a simple SQL Query (and not different queries for 22,000 companies) for all the companies at a single shot. How difficult is this for a good programmer? My stance is that this still takes 5 mins (please re-use the earlier query and modify the same)

Yours faithfully,
Aditi

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within 20 working days as specified under the FoI Act

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specific case, you should contact UKVI directly, contact information can
be found here:
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This has been assigned to a caseworker (new case ref 34826) who will respond to you in due course.

If you have any questions then please do not hesitate to contact us.

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Dear Aditi

 

Please see attached letter in response to your recent FOI request.

 

Kind regards

 

S Birkinshaw||FOI, TO & PQ Team |NE/SNI Responder Hub|Customer Service
Operations|UK Visas and Immigration|Home Office|PO Box 3468|Sheffield|S3
8WA|Email: [1][email address] | Web:
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Dear Sandra Birkinshaw,

Thanks for the update. I would like to know the reasoning of "Tier 2 General" Information being subjected to additional disclosure review compared to public data available on "Tier 2 ICT".

Example: FOI Request 34494 released on 18-Mar-2015.

https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/t...

Yours sincerely,

Aditi

NEYH Freedom of Information, Home Office

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Dear Aditi

 

Thank you for your enquiry of 16 April.  This has been handled routinely
outside of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) 2000.

 

You contacted us on 16 April regarding the release of Tier 2 General data
following an extension letter we sent to you on 15 April (copy attached)
in relation to your request for information of 22 March, FOI 34826/3156. 

 

Please note that the attached extension letter is designed to inform you
that we have extended the period in which we are considering your request
under section 10 (3) of the FOIA. This allows us to fully consider the
public interest test regarding part or full disclosure of the requested
information. 

 

You will a receive a response to FOI 34826/3156 in due course.

 

Kind regards

 

Daniela Walker

Customer Service Operations

NE/SNI Responder Hub

 

UK Visas & Immigration

PO Box 3468|Sheffield S3 8WA

Email: [1][email address]

Web: www.gov.uk/UKVI

 

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Dear Aditi

 

Please see the attached response and separately attached data table
following your request for information.

 

Kind regards

 

 

Daniela Walker

Central Correspondence Team

Customer Service Operations

 

UK Visas & Immigration

PO Box 3468|Sheffield S3 8WA

Email: [1][email address]

Web: www.gov.uk/UKVI

 

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Dear NEYH Freedom of Information,

Please accept my thanks for resolving FOI 34826.

Yours sincerely,
Aditi

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