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Chancellor's Winter Economy Plan

Here are the key components of the Chancellors Statement today. Further details will follow soon.

Date: 24th September 2020

Latest Update on Government COVID Restrictions

Boris Johnson has set out a raft of new coronavirus restrictions for England which could last for up to six months. The following rules apply from Thursday in England:

Date: 22nd September 2020

Destination Management Organisation Emergency Financial Assistance Fund

The Destination Management Organisation Emergency Financial Assistance Fund, launched by Visit Britain, is designed to help alleviate the serious financial pressures faced by eligible Destination Management Organisations (DMOs) in England, caused by the collapse in commercial income revenues during the COVID-19 pandemic when the hospitality and tourism industries shut down. Your completed application form, along with the required supporting evidence, should be submitted no later than Thursday 1 October 2020. Decisions will be made and applicants notified by the end of October 2020.

Date: 22nd September 2020

Appointment of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Support Services

The Tourism Management Institute are looking a self-employed person to provide Continuing Professional Development (CPD) support services. This exciting opportunity is a contract, which will run for the period 1st November 2020 to 31st October 2021 at which point the contract will be reviewed, and it is anticipated it will be reviewed and potentially renewed annually thereafter.

Date: 21st September 2020

TMI AGM 2020: Farwell to Hon Secretary Cathy Guthrie and Welcome to our New Executive Members

Following the TMI AGM on 10th September we are pleased to welcome some new faces but first have to say a very fond farewell to Cathy Guthrie, who has been our Hon Secretary for 23 years.  Cathy has been the backbone of the organisation for a long time and everyone will miss her.  We would like to thank her for all her years of hard work and her commitment to the TMI.  We are very pleased that she will maintain her lifelong membership and wish her well in all she does in the future.

Date: 14th September 2020

HM Treasury’s consultation on Business Rates Reform

HM Treasury is consulting on Business Rates Reform which is a significant problem for large components of the tourism industry. UKHospitality has calculated that businesses such as hotels, pubs, restaurants and visitor attractions pay £2.7bn in business rates, which represents 9% of the total business rates paid in the UK, even though the these business represent just 4% of UK business turnover.

Date: 11th September 2020