BVEP - Business Visits and Events Partnership

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LGA - Business Rates Relief Guidance (Revised)

LGA has advised Local Authorities that Conference and Exhibitions premises will be included in the Government's business rate relief scheme. Revised guidance available at https://local.gov.uk/coronavirus-business-rates-relief-hospitality-and-leisure-sector

Survey - Events Supply Chain Business Support Impacts

DEADLINE 7th APRIL at 17:00 - Please encourage your members who are supply chain services providers to complete this survey looking at measuring the impact of government and other support mechanisms on the events supply chain. The questions have been designed to give DCMS the data needed to help get the support needed.

BVEP Pushes for Further Support for the UK's £70bn Events Industry

The Business Visits and Events Partnership (BVEP) has held an online meeting of its partners and representatives from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sports (DCMS) to share feedback and issues surrounding COVID-19 and to look at practical ways in which the government can continue to support the UK’s £70bn business events sector during the current COVID-19 pandemic, and help aid its recovery.

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COVID-19 tourism industry impact survey DEADLINE 30 March at 17:00

VisitBritain/VisitEngland has modified and reopened their tracker survey (here), they will be conducting it regularly to monitor the impact on all aspects of the UK tourism industry. The results will provide impact data to brief Ministers, the Government and COBR to help support the industry through these challenging times.

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UFI releases updated global assessment of the escalating economic impact that COVID-19 is having on trade shows and exhibitions

Please click here for the press release from UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry. 

BVEP Statement - The BVEP will do 'whatever it takes' to represent the Events Industry

In the really fast moving crisis that is COVID-19, we thought that it would be good to provide a short update to all our partners. We know that all of you are working really hard to support your members in these unprecedented times. Hopefully the latest blog that we posted yesterday captures the range of work being undertaken by partners and in turn how BVEP is assimilating the information and requests coming from the event industry and putting them directly to officials in key departments. (See: https://www.businessvisitsandeventspartnership.com/)

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