The Business Travel Association (BTA) says that half of business travel staff could lose their jobs next month, when the government furlough scheme comes to an end.
The BTA warn that the latest coronavirus restrictions will be a ‘fatal blow’ for the business travel sector without further government support.
CEO Clive Wratten said: “Business travel powers our economy and Britain’s reputation for trade,” he said. “Today, 50% of our industry stand to lose their jobs at the end of October and that figure is quickly rising. There is no time to delay if we want to keep Britain open for business.”