The recently introduced £200 premium request service for CoS is set to continue.
Back in November last year the Home Office introduced a Tier 2 and 5 priority change of circumstance service which allows A rated sponsors to get their CoS allocated within five working days. This same service also applies to sponsors wishing to add a Level 1 user, replace an authoring officer or appoint a representative
Initially this service, which costs £200 for each individual CofC request made, was limited to 20 requests per day – for the whole country – so became a total lottery involving back-to-back telephone calling (on a premium-rate number!).
As of 3 April 2017 the UKVI have increased the number of slots available to 50 per day.