I have not heard anything and obviously do not want to hassle him, but on the other hand I'd like to know a.s.a.p. if I'm going to have to pay an IPA - sooner I start, sooner I finish (although I don't know where the money will come from to pay it if they demand it!).
My question is how early into the BR is it normal for an IPA to be formally requested? Could it be any time in the year?