Tier 2 sponsors are now well aware of the limit on the number of Restricted Certificates of Sponsorship (RCoS) available each month.

The cap was exceeded again in July but there was a glimmer of hope. Following the Home Secretary’s decision to remove doctors and nurses from the quota for Tier 2 General RCoS, the minimum salary required to succeed in the July allocation round was £41,000 which is the lowest it has been since November 2017.

Early indications are that the minimum salary in August was at around the same level.