Panel to convene on 7 January 2011, due to holiday period 8th December 2010: Sponsors submitting a request for an initial or additional allocation of Certificates of Sponsorship for consideration at the January panel should be aware that due to the holiday period the panel will convene on 7 January 2011.
The UKBA has asserted: `Applications must be received by 24 December 2010 to be considered by the January panel. Any applications received after this date will not be considered.
`Therefore, applications must be submitted in good time taking account of the Christmas post arrangements. Sponsors will be notified of the outcome of their application by 14 January 2011. The February panel date will not be affected and applications for this panel must be received by 24 January 2011.