September 17, 2021
Respond to news of changes, Jacques Martin, Director politics at the BCC, said:
“Ee decision to simplify the traffic light system in England will be very welcome news for companies in the travel industry and beyond.
“Hope this the new regime will be provide everyone confidence and clarity necessary after so much uncertaintyYes.
“Companies will also be delighted to see the changes in the tissystem which should significantly reduce the costs that have been a important fence for business and leisure travelers.
“Access to foreign markets is essential for many companies and these changes should to help to reinforce the two-way flow of people and goods who is so vital for commerce. Companies were cut from some foreign customers and suppliers for over 18 months and they urgently need to reconnect.
“more firms goes to be able cultivate new business relationships, which can help fuel the UK economy recovery.
“But IIt is also essential that the government take steps to protect the country airport capacity, so that it can start to flourish again after such a long period of isolation.
“Provide a 12 months Holiday business rates and reinstatement of the VAT refund system for the sector should be considered immediately to ensure that our airports remain viable.