To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications for Tier 2 (General) Certificate of Sponsorship have been submitted in each month since November 2018; how many of those applications were granted; and how many of those applications were refused as a result of the annual cap having been reached.
No applications for Restricted Certificates of Sponsorship have been refused in the period in question due to the cap being reached under Tier 2 General. The information requested is set out below.
Restricted Certificates of Sponsorship (RCoS)
Month Submitted Granted Refused as a result of the Cap being reached
Nov-18 2206 1919 0
Dec-18 2422 2018 0
Jan-19 1838 1597 0
Feb-19 2093 1691 0
Applications can be refused as they don’t meet the criteria set out under Tier General. In addition, applications are rejected for being incomplete, withdrawn by the sponsor or kept under review to be decided at a subsequent monthly allocation panel. This accounts for the difference between the number of applications submitted in a month and the number of grants in the same month.