Press releases

We are happy to help journalists with questions about English UK and UK ELT. Contact our external relations manager Susan Young on susan.young@englishuk.com.

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  • English UK campaigning reveals good news on Labour VAT plans
    21 February 2024

    English UK's public affairs team has been campaigning for several months on the risk posed to the sector if Labour's policy to impose VAT on private school fees affected language centres.  

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  • New English UK statistics: benchmarking world ELT recovery
    12 September 2023

    A unique snapshot of the industry's recovery in major ELT destinations has been published by English UK and our insight partners, BONARD.  

    The global ELT overview shows the industry's first overall upturn since the pre-Covid year of 2019 and that recovery is so far stronger in some destinations than others.  

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  • What can we learn from our latest quarterly statistics?
    7 September 2023

    Our quarterly statistics scheme has become even more vital for UK ELT managers as business recovers from the Covid pandemic. 

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  • Build confidence across management disciplines with the DELTM
    5 September 2023

    Our DELTM trainers share some of the highlights and benefits of the course.

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  • Turkish visa refusals: productive meetings with embassy staff and ETOs
    25 May 2023

    We have taken first steps to address the issue of high visa refusal rates in Turkey reported by English UK members and educational tour operators.

    Our membership director Huan Japes visited Istanbul on 16 – 18 May to gain insight into the issue, supported by members of the English UK board of trustees. There were discussions and information-sharing sessions with British consulate staff and representatives from Turkish agent associations and British Council Turkey.

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