The UK government has set out a 22-point plan to support the aviation industry and avoid a repeat of this year’s Easter and mid-term disruptions.

Government support will include assistance with staff recruitment and training; ensure the delivery of a realistic summer schedule; minimize disruption; and support passengers when delays and cancellations are unavoidable. Other actions foreseen in the action plan include measures taken to reduce the time required for the onboarding of new staff while maintaining a high level of security. This will include changing the law to provide greater flexibility in background checks and allow employers to use a letter from HM Revenue and Customs to verify five years of employment.

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