We are seeing a rapid increase in announced and unannounced visits to Tier 2 sponsors by the UKBA. This could be due in part to the fact that the first round of sponsor licence renewals is scheduled to commence in November and the UKBA intends to visit all sponsors seeking to renew their licences. We referred to the renewal process in our previous update here. Sponsors are reminded to prepare fully for the renewal application and in order to assist we have put together a number of competitively priced packaged services for sponsors