BHA News

UKHospitality: digital taxation focus cannot not delay urgent business rates reform

  UKHospitality today welcomed the European Commission’s publication of proposals aimed at a fair taxation of the digital economy and online platforms. The proposals are designed to ensure that online platforms, including ‘collaborative’ economy related platforms and online market places, pay proportionate taxes in Europe, corresponding to the value created in the different European markets… Read more »

UKHospitality welcomes APPG report investigating the impacts of the sharing economy

UKHospitality has welcomed a report from a group of MPs, that has investigated the impacts of the sharing economy. The interim report from the All Party Parliamentary Group for Tourism (The Sharing Economy: Maximising Benefits while Reducing Adverse Outcomes), has been heralded as a step towards better understanding of local and national economic and social… Read more »

UKHospitality warns of unemployment increase 

UKHospitality has warned the Government that it must act to lower costs for businesses or risk further joblessness and loss of vital hospitality businesses. The warning follows today’s data release showing an increase in unemployment of 24,000. Last month, sector-specific figures showed a decrease of almost 54,000 employed in the last quarter of 2017. UKH… Read more »

Jobseekers in Pembrokeshire see scope of opportunities in hospitality industry

Yesterday, young jobseekers convened at Bluestone in Pembrokeshire for the 44th Big Hospitality Conversation, where hospitality businesses shared their knowledge and passion for the industry. As the industry takes on the challenge to recruit more UK workers to the sector, the event provided an opportunity for industry leaders to meet directly with groups of young… Read more »

UKHospitality reacts to Spring Statement

UKHospitality has commented on a shorter-than-usual Spring Statement, outlining its intention to engage closely with the Government, but calling it a missed opportunity to deliver meaningful tax reform. UKH Chief Executive Kate Nicholls said: “There are some tentative steps here to support the sector but this is a missed opportunity to provide the decisive and… Read more »

Pub and hospitality industry bodies make united call for supportive Spring Statement

A coalition of industry and consumer bodies, including UKHospitality, the British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA), Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) and the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA), has written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer ahead of the Spring Statement. The joint letter urges the Chancellor to provide decisive action on three key issues… Read more »

Hospitality industry responds to PHE’s Calorie Reduction report

The UK’s leading hospitality trade body, UKHospitality, today warned Public Health England (PHE) not to overburden hospitality as it unveiled its Calorie Reduction report. The report unveiled new evidence surrounding childhood and adult obesity as well as further measures to combat the problem, including a challenge to the food industry to reduce calories in products consumed… Read more »

Members of UKHospitality across the UK to meet with the CMA

UKHospitality – the culmination of The ALMR and British Hospitality Association merger – is hosting a series of forums across the UK, in Edinburgh, Cardiff, London, the South East and locations across the UK, with the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), the UK body responsible for enforcing competition and consumer law. It will be presenting on… Read more »

FSA review into cutting plants and cold stores

UKHospitality welcomes the announcement that FSA will be undertaking a review of cutting plants and cold stores. The hospitality industry is a major stakeholder in this review, and we are very keen to offer assistance in this important area of work. Recent failures in the system have resulted in serious reputational and financial damage to… Read more »

UKHospitality welcomes new partner PG Mutual

It is estimated that as many as 16 million people nationally have no savings to fall back on*. This means that if a sudden accident or illness were to occur, they could be put under dire financial pressure and quickly pushed into debt. To guard its hospitality member businesses and their employees against this danger,… Read more »