The current COVID-19 crisis is a true test of who we are – as individuals, employers, businesses and as an industry too. And much to everyone’s pride, we are hearing about an extraordinarily positive and collaborative response among GAI members who are working tirelessly to support their staff, customers and each other.
It is through working together that we will survive and thrive.
So the GAI itself wants to support you too in these unprecedented times, and we have been looking at what practical things we can do to help.
Our first point of focus has been on the fundamental issue of helping GAI members with their cashflow.
About now you would all be receiving your annual subscription invoices, and many of you have budgeted for that in April.
However, we appreciate that this could be a worry at this time, so we are now offering a monthly instalment scheme which will start after Easter.
This means you can now pay your annual GAI subscription in 12 equal instalments. Further instructions on how you can make use of this scheme will follow in the next couple of days.
The Guild will also continue to identify other practical things we can do to help.
We are already working on a programme of webinars to allow RegAIs to complete their compulsory CPD modules while working from home, and we will be publishing further advice to members through our website and email newsletters.
We are also aiming to bring you a daily email update on any Government or other support available to help you through the current coronavirus disruption.
If there is anything else that you need from us at this time, please do get in touch. The office switchboard number redirects to our staff working from home, and we can help with all enquiries between 9am and 5pm (UK time), Monday to Friday.
In the meantime, do also take this opportunity to add your employees to your company list at www.gai.org.uk. This will enable your team access to the library of GAI technical resources and all the other resources we are introducing over the coming days and weeks. If you need any help with this please email us on email@example.com