Entry Clearances:Written question - 209962

Q
(Sheffield Central)
Asked on: 10 October 2014
Home Office
Entry Clearances
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many sponsors of Tier 2 general visas in each region and constituent part of the UK have been issued with such visas in each year since 2009.
A
Answered by: James Brokenshire
Answered on: 16 October 2014

The table below shows the number of Tier 2 General sponsors by region that have used a Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS) to sponsor a Tier 2 General migrant worker since 2009.

Number of Sponsors by region associated with migrants who have used Tier 2 General CoS by calendar year since 2009

Region

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

London & South East

3,435

3,565

3,594

4,805

6,836

Midlands & East of England

1,016

1,143

1,036

1,192

1,726

Wales & South West

427

532

392

460

635

Scotland & Northern Ireland

506

517

387

449

672

North East, Yorkshire & the Humber

330

366

316

359

495

North West

310

344

258

347

495


Note: Full data for the calendar year 2014 is not yet available.

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