TRAVEL AND TOURISM

COVID-19: Support for Businesses

Posted: 17 March 2020
Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak has set out a package of temporary, timely and targeted measures to support public services, people and businesses through the period of disruption caused by the coronavirus.
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Government to Introduce Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme

Posted: 17 March 2020
The Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme will temporarily replace the Enterprise Finance Guarantee Scheme.
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Coronavirus Can Halve Global Economy Growth, Says OECD

Posted: 2 March 2020
The impact of the Covid-19 outbreak on economic prospects is severe and must be limited by coordinated action.
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Small Firms Seek More Flexibility in New Immigration System

Posted: 1 March 2020
Small businesses face challenges in hiring new employees under the new UK's points-based immigration system that will take effect from 1 January 2021.
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Coronavirus Outbreak Weighs Heavily on Businesses Around the World

Posted: 27 February 2020
The deadly novel coronavirus that has devastated the Chinese economy is having a ripple effect across the globe.
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Medical Conditions People Must Declare When Buying Travel Insurance

Posted: 22 February 2020
Most Brits are unaware of which illnesses they should tell insurers about when buying travel insurance.
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New UK Points-Based Immigration System Announced

Posted: 19 February 2020
On 19 February, Home Secretary Priti Patel launched a new points-based immigration system which will open up the UK to the brightest and the best from around the world.
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More Europeans Than Ever Are Living and Working Abroad

Posted: 4 February 2020
According to the European Commission's 2019 annual report on intra-EU labour mobility, 4.2% of the total working-age population in the bloc is living in a host Member State.
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Britain Leaves EU, Entering 11-Month Transition Period

Posted: 1 February 2020
The UK has entered the transition period due to last until 31 December 2020. During this period, the UK will remain in both the EU customs union and single market.
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It's Official: The UK Has Left the EU

Posted: 31 January 2020
The UK quit the bloc at 23:00 GMT today. Here's how the #BrexitDay unfolded on Twitter.
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EU Parliament Gives Final Approval to Brexit Deal

Posted: 29 January 2020
The European Parliament gave today its final approval to Britain’s divorce deal from the bloc, paving the way for orderly Brexit to take place this Friday.
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How Could a UK Points-Based Immigration System Work?

Posted: 29 January 2020
Once the UK leaves the European Union (EU), a new immigration system will be introduced to replace the EU's freedom of movement rule.
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Businesses Receive HMRC Letters about UK-EU Trade Arrangements

Posted: 27 January 2020
HMRC letters to VAT-registered businesses trading with the EU and/or the rest of the world highlight actions necessary to take before the end of the transition period.
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Britain to Grant Fast-Tracking Visas to Top Scientists

Posted: 27 January 2020
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced a "global talent" visa which will replace the current "exceptional talent" route, but removing the cap on numbers.
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Moody's Downgrades Hong Kong's Rating to Aa3

Posted: 21 January 2020
Moody's Investors Service has today downgraded the long-term issuer and senior unsecured ratings of the Government of Hong Kong to Aa3 from Aa2 but changed the outlook from negative to stable.
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