Get Brexit-ready with a day of free expert advice
14 October 2019

Focus on the practical steps you need to take to ensure you, your language school, your staff, students and agents are ready to face the consequences of a possible no-deal Brexit on Thursday 31 October.

Join us for free at one of four 'Get Brexit-ready' training days on the following dates:

The days will start with registration at 09:15 and a welcome from English UK at 09:50 before seminars begin at 10:00.

Get Brexit-ready: programme

Seminar one: 10:00 - 11:15

Thomas Mobee 80x110

VAT and regulation in the event of no-deal Brexit with Thomas Mobee of Buzzacott LLP

In the event of no-deal, the UK VAT system is expected to be in a state of flux, undergoing changes determined largely by the political circumstances in which the UK might find itself. We will look at the possible implications for educators, including charities and not-for-profit organisations, agents (both EU and non-EU based) and overseas students from both a VAT and regulatory perspective, including the application of the reverse charge regime. Finally, the VAT implications for the supply of digital services provided to consumers in other EU countries will be discussed.

Thomas Mobee has over 25 years of VAT consultancy experience, almost all of which with clients in the charity and not-for-profit sector. Thomas has been involved in the preparation of pioneering and widely-adopted VAT initiatives, most notably the ability to recover the VAT incurred on the cost of raising funds, including investment management fees. He has assisted a number of education, health and social care charity clients with their VAT issues.

Seminar two: 11:30 - 13:00

Pat Saini 80x110

EU immigration and settlement in the event of no-deal Brexit with Pat Saini of Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP

This session will focus on the rights of EU nationals in the event of a no-deal Brexit transition period and the rules that will apply from January 2021 under the proposed new immigration regime. The requirements for settlement and the steps that EU/EEA nationals need to follow depending on when they first arrived in the UK will also be covered. There will be a focus on health insurance cards, teaching qualifications and the transfer of data.

Pat Saini is a leading lawyer for Penningtons Manches Cooper. With 20 years' experience, Pat provides guidance on all aspects of immigration including sponsor compliance, Brexit related issues, business restructuring and risk management.

Session three: 14:00 - 15:00

Patrik Pavlacic 80x110

UK ELT trends from a source market perspective with Patrik Pavlacic of Bonard

This session will deliver a clear understanding of the UK ELT market with a specific focus on global source market perspectives:

  • An introduction to the global ELT market and the UK's position in it
  • Overview of EU and non-EU/EEA mobility patterns - market size and performance, recent developments and profiles of key markets
  • Deeper insight into provider types (state/private) and age groups (junior/adult)
  • Regional perspectives with additional breakdowns tailored to each region
  • Essential resources - where to find data to further navigate individual institutions' strategies and market approaches post-Brexit.

Patrik Pavlacic is the head of research at Bonard, a market intelligence and strategic development company. As a proponent of practical application of data and intelligence, Patrik leads Bonard's team of in-house and in-field researchers. Patrik's primary focus and expertise lies in global-scale data collection, trend analysis and interpretation, and data-driven market expansion strategies.

Session four: 15:15 - 16:15

Patrik Pavlacic 80x110

Business development post-Brexit, with a focus on diversifying to new markets with Patrick Pavlacic of Bonard

This session will telescope the past, presence and future to:

  • Provide an overview of source markets (market size, trend data)
  • Benchmark global source market data against the UK's performance - UK’s market share in top 20 source markets (also trend data)
  • Identify the markets to watch in the future (we will leverage our global ELT market data to suggest markets in which the UK is missing the train and outline growth opportunities, etc.)
  • Share findings from a survey of education agencies about their viewpoints and concerns related to post-Brexit scenarios
  • Suggest strategies and tactics on how to tap into these markets, with a focus on marketing and recruitment.

Closing session: 16:15 - 16:30

The day will close with an update on Erasmus+ funding in the event of a no-deal and closing remarks.


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