Well then this is exactly what I was asking. As per the question asked it says "applying under".
Evidence of all work-related absences (including paid annual leave) is required from those applying under Tier 2 (Intra-Company Transfer);Tier 2 (General); Tier 2 (Minister of religion); Tier 2 (Sportsperson); Tier 5 International Agreement, and permitted employment categories - except Highly Skilled Migrants.
I am applying under T1G currently and the question does not refer to T1G applicants. However previously I was on WP, but not sure if the question is relevant for people historically on any of those categories.
Yes, I agree that the form itself states "applying under", so if you read that alone it would not appear necessary. I concluded what I have stated before, primarily based on the CW guidance below (link provided above - Guidance –ILR – calculating continuous period in the UK – v6.0), but my interpretation may ofcourse be incorrect. These are early days as the rule changes came into effect yesterday, and there is still a lot of unclarity in certain areas which hopefully will get clearer in the coming days. I myself will be applying for ILR as a WP+T1G applicant next month so would definitely welcome clearer guidance.
Absences must be for a reason that is consistent with the original purpose of entry to the UK
or for a serious or compelling compassionate reason in the following categories:
work permit holder
representative of an overseas newspaper, news agency or broadcasting organisation
representative of an overseas business
employee of overseas governments (except those exempt from control) or the United Nations or other international organisation of which the UK is a member
minister of religion, missionary or member of a religious order
airport-based operational staff of overseas-owned airlines
private servants in diplomatic households
domestic workers in private households
person established in business under an EC Association Agreement
And the following sub categories of the points-based system
Tier 2 (Intra-Company Transfer)
Tier 2 (General)
Tier 2 (Minister of religion)
Tier 2 (Sportsperson)
Tier 5 International Agreement (private servants in diplomatic households granted under Rules in place before 6 April 2012 only).
Absences must be connected to the applicant’s sponsored or permitted employment, or the permitted economic activity being carried out in the UK, for example, business trips or short secondments. This also includes, if appropriate, any paid annual leave. Evidence in the form of a letter from the employer setting out the reasons for the absences, including annual leave, must be provided.