Press releases

These releases cover all aspects of the Association's work, from commenting on government policy or new research through fairs and events promoting studying in the UK to training events and conferences. To keep things simple, only major releases are posted here: check our news section to find every story about us.

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  • English UK responds to second reading of the Immigration Bill
    21 May 2020

    English UK has prepared a memorandum and proposed amendment emphasising our key concerns around the Bill, the changes to the immigration rules we would like to see, and requiring the government to commit all future proposals around the rules to expert scrutiny before making changes. We have also indicated that we are willing to appear before the Scrutiny Committee to present our concerns.

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  • English UK continues to lobby for inclusion of ELT sector in business rates relief
    15 May 2020

    We made our case at a meeting of the Education Sector Advisory Group, co-chaired by Graham Stuart MP...

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  • Tourist businesses worth billions may close because they are excluded from Government's rate relief scheme
    1 May 2020

    Trade associations representing thousands of tourist businesses, together with the Local Government Association, have written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer asking him to urgently change civil servants' interpretation of his Coronavirus Business Rates Relief Scheme, launched to support the UK's hospitality and leisure industries.

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  • English UK writes to Chancellor of the Exchequer seeking immediate support
    2 April 2020

    We have written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer warning that the UK ELT industry is facing an "existential threat" from Covid-19 and appealing for urgent help from the Treasury.

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  • English UK: all ELT centres should close in line with publicly funded schools
    18 March 2020

    English UK is strongly recommending that all UK English language teaching centres should close in line with publicly funded education institutions.

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