Seven days to tell Govt how energy bills are affecting your business  

By Lisa James
17/10/2022
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ABTA is encouraging everyone in the travel industry to complete a Government survey into its review on energy bill support.

On 1 October, the Government launched the Energy Bills Relief Scheme, to provide support to businesses with energy costs until at least 31 March 2023.

At the same time, the Government launched a three-month review to identify the businesses and sectors most at risk from higher energy costs that will still require support after 31 March.

ABTA Director of Public Affairs Luke Petherbridge said: “The Government wants to hear directly from businesses to inform its review on energy bill support.

“It is really important that the industry responds to the survey, so that the Government understands the challenges facing the sector, and what rising costs mean for travel businesses.

“We’ll also be highlighting that the travel industry was the last to begin its recovery from the pandemic, which is one of the reasons why Government should consider additional support for travel businesses.”  

Travel companies can complete the survey here, and the deadline for responses is 23:55 on Monday 24 October.

Each business should only put in one response to the survey.

When prompted, respondents should enter the SIC code applicable to their business registration with Companies House.

For example the code for travel agency activities is 79110 and the code for tour operator activities is 79120.

People filling in the survey also need to make clear they work in the travel industry, so the Government can get a clear picture of how the sector is being affected.

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