A change to the Tier 2 guidance states that if a sponsored visa holder’s start date is delayed by more than 4 weeks, sponsorship would have to be withdrawn. Start dates will need to be more closely considered to ensure they are achievable whilst we are seeking clarification on, and challenging, this new rule.
The start date listed on a Tier 2 CoS can be amended before the visa application is submitted by the individual. After this point the 4 week limit on any delayed start would apply. If you have any cases where a start date may be delayed speak to SIT as early as possible.