Get Brexit-ready: practical advice for the ELT industry
The training days in London, Bristol, Manchester and Edinburgh focused on legal and regulatory compliance, immigration and visas, global trends in non-EU markets and business development.
We were joined by immigration expert Pat Saini, UK ELT data and research specialists at Bonard, and experienced accountants from Buzzacott to share their expertise on how to prepare for the possible impacts of a no-deal Brexit.
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. Thomas Mobee discussed 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.
EU immigration and settlement in the event of no-deal Brexit with Pat Saini of Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP
This session focused 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 was covered.
UK ELT trends from a source market perspective with Patrik Pavlacic of Bonard
This session delivered a clear understanding of the UK ELT market with a specific focus on global source market perspectives, including an overview of EU and non-EU/EEA mobility patterns, deeper insight into provider types (state/private) and age groups (junior/adult) and essential resources to further navigate individual institutions' strategies and market approaches post-Brexit.
Business development post-Brexit, with a focus on diversifying to new markets with Patrick Pavlacic of Bonard
This session detailed the past, present and future of the UK ELT market to provide an overview of source markets (market size, trend data), benchmark global source market data against the UK's performance and share findings from a survey of education agencies about their viewpoints and concerns related to post-Brexit scenarios.
Update on Erasmus+ funding in the event of a no-deal Brexit and closing remarks
The final session provided an update on Erasmus+ funding in the event of a no-deal Brexit as well as issues regarding data roaming charges and travel insurance.
For more information on Brexit and UK ELT, visit the English UK public affairs and Brexit webpage.