Northern Ireland Executive outlines pathway to ease restrictions

The Northern Ireland Executive has outlined its pathway to ease restrictions. 

The plan consists of 9 pathways, each of which has five phases.  By the end of Phase 3, it…

Action Fraud warning as holiday bookings surge after lockdown exit plans announced

Action Fraud is warning the public to remain vigilant against holiday and travel related fraud, as holiday bookings surge, following the Government’s announcement on how lockdown restrictions will be eased.

VisitBritain to continue We’re Good To Go campaign

The We’re Good To Go industry standard was developed by VisitEngland with the national tourist organisations of Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, with input from industry bodies such as the…

Roadmap allows parks and retailers to open on 12 April

In his statement to the House of Commons on 22 February, Prime Minister Boris Johnson set out the government roadmap that outlines how lockdown restrictions will be eased in England.

Roadmap for easing of restrictions in England announced

Each of the steps below are subject to meeting the following four tests:

  • The vaccine deployment programme continues successfully.
  • Evidence shows vaccines are sufficiently effective.
  • Infection rates do not risk…

Caravan sites evictions - questions in the House

Answered on Wednesday 27 January 2021 by the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government.

Mr Kevan Jones (North Durham): To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local G…

Jobs that no longer qualify for travel restriction exemptions

The Government has removed eight job categories that were previously exempted from the travel restriction rules. This includes the removal of:

  • business directors bringing jobs and investment to the UK

Business Minister responds to question on support for the hospitality industry

“I am … working with the sector as we plan for the longer-term recovery.”

The following question was asked in the House of Paul Scully, Business Minister at the Department…

Treasury responds regarding extension of VAT reduction for tourism sector

The Treasury was quizzed over the possibility of an extension of the VAT reduction for the hospitality sector on 15 January 2021. The Minister responded saying that there are currently …

Tighter restrictions across England – Tier 4: closure of non-essential retail and restrictions on non-essential travel

Following the introduction of a new Tier 4 in England on Saturday, much tighter restrictions are now in place in parts of England - potentially ‘for some time’ according to H…