Joint Council for The Welfare of Immigrants, Regina (on The Application of) v Secretary of State for The Home Department: Admn 17 Dec 2010

The claimants challenged the imposition by the defendant of interim limits on (1) the number of applicants for entry clearance who may be issued with visas under Tier 1 (General) of the Points based system (PBS); and (2) the number of certificates of sponsorship (COS) that may be issued under Tier 2 (General) of the PBS. They had not been laid before Parliament.
Held: Though there was a spectrum, both the overall limit and any changes to it were a critically important part of the rules. The material laid before Parliament had failed to specify the limits that were being applied to individual sponsors. It followed that no interim limits were lawfully published or specified by the Secretary of State for either tier and that there was not, and never had been, a limit on the number of applicants who might be admitted under either Tier 1 or in the number of certificates of sponsorship that might be issued to Tier 2 sponsors.
Sullivan LJ, Burton J
[2010] EWHC 3524 (Admin)
Bailii
England and Wales
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