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RSSB offers fees deferral to over half its members in light of Coronavirus pandemic

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Members with an annual turnover below £10million are being offered the chance to defer RSSB levy payment until later in the year.

The Coronavirus pandemic is putting a lot of unanticipated pressure on all businesses and in particular smaller organisations.  

Rail industry body RSSB has written to all members with an annual turnover below £10million to offer them the opportunity to defer payment of their RSSB membership levy for 2020-21 until later in the year.

The move affects over half of RSSB’s members; SMEs who face a significant range of challenges as a result of the pandemic.

RSSB’s offer means that companies can continue to access all the resources and benefits of membership without worrying about the impact of renewal on their cashflow in the midst of a crisis.

The safety body has already seen an increase in requests for support and resources from members and has set up a new dedicated area of its website to help. This includes advice to help protect the health and safety of rail staff, guidance to help keep the railway moving, and help with the use of on-line collaboration tools for people working remotely.

Mark Phillips, RSSB chief executive, said: 

Britain’s rail industry enters unprecedented times and I recognise the financial impact the Covid-19 pandemic is having on our members. I want to make sure companies can continue to access the help and services they need from us, and so we are making it possible for members with an annual turnover of less than £10million to defer their levy payment until later in the year, when hopefully things will be more settled. We are committed to helping the industry in this difficult period.’ 

Further information

RSSB has written to all the members with an annual turnover of less than £10million. If you are a member who falls into this category and have not yet received communication from us, please contact us via the Customer Portal: https://customer-portal.rssb.co.uk/.

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