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Over 7,000 certificates of sponsorship available to employers as supply exceeds demand

Date of Publication: 
30 August 2011
Summary: 

Supply of Tier 2 certificates of sponsorship again exceeds demand in August, meaning some 7,723 certificates are available in September

Over 7,000 certificates of sponsorship available to employers as supply exceeds demand

30 August 2011
EIN

Home Office figures show that the number of certificates of sponsorship available to employers under Tier 2 of the points bases system is now over 7,000.

819 of the available certificates of sponsorship were granted in August. As with all previous months since April 2011, the Home Office says all valid applications received by 5 August 2011 were successful if they scored at least 32 points.

A total of 6,223 certificates of sponsorship are carried forward to September, which added to September's allocation of 1,500 means some 7,723 certificates of sponsorship are now available.

Meanwhile, the Daily Mail reports today on a British "brain drain" and says more than a million of the highest-qualified and best-trained Britons have gone to live abroad.

The Daily Mail quoted figures from the recent Migration Watch report.

The Migration Watch report was quoted as saying: "This is consistent with the findings of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development that the UK suffers from a brain drain less serious only than Mexico whereby a significant proportion of its tertiary level educated go overseas to work … There is something of a brain drain occurring in Britain whereby our most talented and skilled are leaving the UK in search of opportunities abroad."

Sources:

http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/employers/points/sponsoringmigrants/employingmigrants/apply-for-restricted-cos/allocations/

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2031612/Britain-s-new-brain-drain-A-million-best-qualified-citizens-live-abroad.html

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