British Council: Coronavirus:Written question - 63338

Asked by Chi Onwurah
(Newcastle upon Tyne Central)

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Asked on: 23 June 2020
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
British Council: Coronavirus
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate his Department has made of the (a) amount of revenue lost by the British Council in English teaching abroad programmes as a result of the covid-19 pandemic and (b) length of time it will take the British Council to return to pre-covid-19 revenue levels.
Answered by: Nigel Adams
Answered on: 30 June 2020
Holding answer received on 29 June 2020

The British Council's commercial income has been heavily hit by Covid-19. We are currently finalising the terms of a £60m loan which will stabilize the Council's financial situation until mid-August 2020, while we conduct a strategic review of the Council's future strategy, operations and long-term sustainable funding models. Discussions are ongoing about the recommendations of this review.

Grouped Questions: 63340

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