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I agree with Caspar. The HUB should really re-open 3-4 days after the previous Submission has closed.
Were supposed to have this all singing all dancing bit of kit, which spends a large amount of time out of action. And then there is BI……
So, here’s the story as I understand it (from someone high up at the time the Hub first existed):
When it was first opened, it *was* open almost all the time but, with the exception of the last few days before a deadline, it wasn’t used at all and this was expensive and therefore stopped. It’s only since we’ve needed to match it to Apprenticeship Service and there’s a bunch of providers not using FIS (which, with the exception of Caspar (!!!), was very rare two years ago) that it’s been more usual for providers to want/need to use the Hub all month.
Even now (per inform 23% of all files are submitted on the last day…