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Loveholidays and On the Beach quit trade body ABTA so they can avoid paying refunds in full

Loveholidays has followed fellow package travel firm On the Beach in resigning from the trade body ABTA

18 September 2020

Tui promises to pay outstanding refunds by the end of the month

Package holiday giant Tui has promised to pay any outstanding refund requests for holidays cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic by 30 September 2020

16 September 2020

Boost for small businesses after coronavirus insurance test case ruling – could it affect other insurance too?

The High Court has ruled that some insurers should have paid out to small businesses for losses caused by the coronavirus lockdown, in a judgment which could have far-reaching implications

15 September 2020

Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Holidays promise to pay outstanding refunds by end of October

Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Holidays customers with outstanding refund requests should receive their cash by the end of October, the company's chief executive officer has said

14 September 2020

Social gatherings of more than six banned – your refund rights for holidays, activities and more

Most social gatherings of more than six people will be banned in England from next week in a bid to combat rising coronavirus cases – which could affect holidays, activities and more. Here's what we know so far about how you could be affected and your refund rights

14 September 2020

Renew Normal commission reveals stark coronavirus divide in finances and attitudes

A third of respondents to a major new survey have said their financial situation has worsened as a result of the pandemic, though some say their spending and saving habits have improved - and the poll also suggests issues related to coronavirus are proving more divisive than Brexit

11 September 2020

England to add Portugal and Hungary to quarantine list

Travellers returning to England after 4am on Saturday from Portugal, Hungary, French Polynesia and Reunion will need to self-isolate for 14 days

11 September 2020

Seven Greek islands added to England's quarantine list as Government opts for more local restrictions

Travellers returning to England from seven Greek islands will have to self-isolate for 14 days from 4am on Wednesday 9 September. The announcement comes as Transport Secretary Grant Shapps unveiled a new 'islands policy', which will mean islands can be added to or removed from England's travel corridor list separately to countries as a whole

9 September 2020

Scotland and Wales add Portugal to quarantine lists

Travellers returning to Wales from Portugal and six Greek islands will need to self-isolate for 14 days after 4am on Friday

3 September 2020

Holidaymakers being denied refunds for multi-household UK bookings – despite deciding against trips to avoid breaking Government rules

Holidaymakers who have booked stays in the UK with several other households are finding they are unable to get refunds for their bookings – even though travelling could go against Government coronavirus guidance

28 August 2020