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4TH MAY 2020

BTA Partners Virus Temperature Gauge Results

Last week the BTA sent out a virus temperature check survey  to the primary contacts of each TMC.  We had 42 responses, representing around 50% of our community, please see the results below for you to review.







Press Release Icon BTA
24TH APRIL 2020

BTA Members Virus Temperature Gauge Results

Last week the BTA sent out a virus temperature check survey  to the primary contacts of each TMC.  We had 42 responses, representing around 50% of our community, please see the results below for you to review.







Department For Education
23RD MARCH 2020

UK COVID-19 Response

Dear Colleagues,

I wanted to write to you and thank you for all of your hard work and continued commitment during what I know is a very difficult time.

We are facing an unprecedented challenge and I recognise that as teachers and leaders working to provide education, training, and assessment and to support your learners, you are on the front line of our national effort.

Department For Education
23RD MARCH 2020

The Apprenticeship Programme Response To COVID-19

Guidance for apprentices, employers, training providers, end-point assessment organisations and external quality assurance providers.

This document sets out guidance for apprentices, employers, training providers and assessment organisations in response to the impact of COVID-19. It outlines the changes that the Education and Skills Funding Agency is making to the apprenticeship programme during the COVID-19 pandemic.
ECTAA
COVID-19 Latest News

Sources of information and guidance for the travel industry.


















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7TH APRIL 2020

As part of the cross-government efforts to respond to the impact of COVID-19, the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) is implementing new measures, for the duration of the pandemic, to make it easier for apprenticeships to continue and complete in a different way if they need to, or to break and resume an apprenticeship later when that becomes possible. Version 2 of our guidance has just been published and it can be read here:








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23RD MARCH 2020

The Apprenticeship Programme response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

This is a difficult time for apprentices, employers and providers of apprenticeship training, assessment and external assurance. The Government is committed to supporting apprentices and employers continue to build the skills capabilities the country needs now and in the future.

The Education and Skills Funding Agency is responding by taking steps to ensure that wherever possible apprentices can continue and complete their apprenticeship, despite any break they need to take as a result of COVID-19, and to support providers during this challenging time.
Elman Wall
21ST MARCH 2020

Elman Wall’s Head of VAT, Laura Chipp, gives her views on the deferral of this quarter’s VAT payments.

You may have seen from last night’s Coronavirus news conference that the government announced that all VAT payments will be deferred until 30 June 2020. We wanted to provide some detail on this to hopefully give further peace of mind over the weekend.






Elman Wall
Update On Enhanced Financial Assistance to Businesses

Following the announcement of enhanced financial assistance to businesses, the following summarises some of the main schemes now available.

1.    VAT Deferral 

This applies to all UK businesses. It applies automatically so no HMRC contact is needed to access the deferral.

Normal VAT payments due between now and 30 June 2020 are deferred until 5 April 2021. Two points however.

Firstly, VAT returns must still be completed and submitted to HMRC within the normal deadlines.
GOV UK
UPDATED DAILY

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Latest Information and Advice

Information for the public on the outbreak of coronavirus, including the current situation in the UK and information about the virus and its symptoms.









GOV UK
UPDATED DAILY

Travel Advice: Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Guidance for British people travelling and living overseas following the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Wuhan, China, and in other countries worldwide.















IATA2
UPDATED DAILY

Government Measures Related to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

This page provides access to measures taken by governments as reported to IATA. As much as possible, we provide a link to the resource on the respective website. Although we do our best to keep the information updated as it is reported to IATA, we cannot guarantee that the information is the latest. Please check with your country's authorities for a complete and most up to date information.







IATA2
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Travel news powered by IATA Timatic

NOTE: The information is correct to the best of IATA's knowledge at the time of publication and is being reviewed and updated on an ongoing basis by IATA staff, given the rapidly evolving nature of the international response to the COVID-19 outbreak IATA cannot guarantee its accuracy and can accept no liability for any errors or omissions. IATA reserves the right to add or change information at any time. Links to third party websites of third parties are offered as a courtesy. IATA expresses no opinion on the content of the websites of third parties and does not accept any responsibility for third-party information. You should make your own independent inquiries before relying on any information or materials contained on these pages.
ITT
29TH MARCH 2020

How HMRC is Supporting Businesses in Light of COVID-19

PWC has outlined the specific steps HMRC is taking to support businesses in response to COVID-19, and has highlighted some of the potential ways your business can improve your cash tax payment profile in this context. 

Read their full report below: 

All businesses are looking very carefully at their working capital management and Tax is an important component of that. Acknowledging this, HMRC and the Treasury have outlined a number of proposals to ease the burden on taxpayers at this very difficult time.
ITT
What started as a new virus many thousands of miles away in the heart of China has become a global outbreak, affecting people all around the world. The travel and tourism industry is particularly vulnerable due to the COVID-19 pandemic and I would like to re-assure ITT Members that we are here for you and are working hard to ensure that your voice is heard at this difficult time.











Travllearn
27TH APRIL 2020

Whats Next For Business Travel?

None of us know when or how the business travel sector will recover. Corporations and business travellers have been shut down, locked down and subsequently a virtual world of meetings, webinars and events have been created. New habits and behaviours have emerged, and some will stay.

The only certainty in the business travel industry is that uncertainty will dominate the entire sector over the next decade, particularly in light of recent events. 




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12TH MAY 2020

Looking Forward: Government guidance on working safely during COVID-19

The government has now published its 8 guidance documents, which are designed to make workplaces as safe as possible and give people the confidence to go back to work during the COVID-19 pandemic. The published guidance applies to England only. Public health is devolved in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales and businesses in those countries must follow their devolved government's advice.





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29TH APRIL 2020

Looking Forward - Post Furlough and Returning To Work!

In the latest article of our “Looking Forward” series, Ami Naru looks at some of the considerations relating to staff post furlough and the way we work moving forwards.

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme has been extended until 30 June 2020; whether it will be extended further we do not know at this stage. With this end date in mind, employers will be starting to consider whether they have been able to continue operating with a smaller workforce, whether this is sustainable moving forwards and what size of workforce they require moving forwards.
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4TH APRIL 2020

Furlough Update 

On 4 April 2020 the government announced yet further guidance, clarifying points that many employers were asking since the introduction of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme a couple of weeks ago.











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1ST APRIL 2020

Coronavirus - Staff Annual Leave

There have been many questions asked about the impact of Covid-19 and what happens to staff annual leave, below I talk through some of the issues.
As a direct result of coronavirus and the extensive measures being taken to tackle it, the government last week announced it was allowing workers to carry up to four weeks annual leave into the next two annual leave years. Prior to this announcement, workers could only carry over leave if they were sick and unable to take it in the leave year that it was accrued.



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23RD MARCH 2020

On Friday 20th March 2020, the UK Government announced the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.

Under the new Scheme, all UK employers will be able to access additional financial support from the Government in order to continue paying part of their employees’ salaries. In particular, the salaries of those employees that will otherwise be laid off (or, ‘made redundant’) in light of the COVID-19 outbreak.




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A New Staffing Era

The Covid-19 outbreak provides significant challenges for staffing.

Here, Ami Naru - Partner and Head of Employment at Travlaw, provides some guidance.

There is no doubt that the Travel Industry has been hit hard by the outbreak of Covid-19. Clearly, keeping staff safe and staff welfare are a top priority for all of us.




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