RCoS is oversubscribed again | Hudson McKenzie
The first time the Restricted Certificate of Sponsorship Quota (RCoS) was oversubscribed was in 2015, when there were three months of employers being refused requests.
Furthermore, in 2011, UK Visas & Immigration introduced an annual cap of 20,700 to migrants coming to the UK from overseas. The annual allocation was to be divided in to monthly allocations for Restricted Certificates of Sponsorship, they are not split equally each month, they allocate a higher number of RCoS’ earlier in the year and in summer.
This is the second time since the cap was introduced that the monthly quota has been oversubscribed, this month’s allocation had 91 less RCoS’, as they borrowed this amount for December’s allocation, as that was oversubscribed too.
Employers who are looking to sponsor migrants based overseas under the Tier 2 (General) arrangements, should prepare to face a rejection if their salary is less than £55,000, this is the pattern we have seen in December and January. It is therefore important that projects are planned accordingly, as the start date might have to be pushed back to April 2018, if February is oversubscribed too.
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Author: Amisha Jethwa