Steve Byrne Travel Counsellors CEO has released a statement concerning the latest UK Government announcements for the self-employed
Statement in full below:
We welcome the latest UK Government announcement outlining the support measures to be provided to self-employed people in the UK.
We’ll need further time to look at the detail, but these measures, coupled with the wide ranging support we are providing to our business owners, will offer welcome relief to many. With over 1300 Travel Counsellors in the UK, this financial support not only recognises the key contribution self-employed, independent travel professionals make to the UK economy, but also the important role they play in their customers’ lives.
As well as self-employed business owners, our platform supports people with limited companies and many who employ assistance, so we’re now also focussed on helping those business owners to explore the opportunities provided by the Government’s announcements over the last week. We will be doing everything we can to help our Travel Counsellors navigate their way through the support initiatives available, to understand where the opportunities are, and what they mean for them.
The measures announced so far will go some way to help retain talent within the travel industry, as there has never been a time when customers have valued the care and support of experienced, professional and trusted travel experts more than this.