It is essential that sponsors advise us if their circumstances change.
I know I sound like a broken recording, but it is incredible to me that some 20% of sponsors needing to renew their licence in the past six months have had major changes that the UKVI have not been informed about.
Some companies have been acquired, others changed their names and yet others have moved their offices or the Authorising Officers have left or gone on maternity leave without appointing a replacement.
Can all sponsors please note that, if the UKVI decide to make a compliance visit, they are not obliged to advise the sponsor of this in advance, so they may well turn up at the wrong address, or find that the AO is not present or the company name has changed, any one of which may be reason for the licence to be suspended or downgraded to a B rating.
Either of these would have huge implications on your organisation, so please, please, ensure we are advised if any of the above changes happen in your organisation (or indeed if you acquire a company) so we can ensure UKVI are kept informed.