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Temporary Advice for Caterers: Avian Influenza and Free-Range Poultry

In December 2016, the UK Government established Prevention Zones to prevent the spread of Avian Influenza, including a housing order for poultry. Over this winter, 9 cases of Avian influenza H5N8 have been found in wild and farmed birds in the UK. Public Health England advises that the risk to public health is very low… Read more »

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FSA Update: Approved Meat Plants

Following a recent Food Standards Agency consultation, new regulations have come into force requiring specific approval for establishments producing minced meat preparations for foods intended to be eaten less than thoroughly cooked. This applies to caterers selling less well-cooked (“4-log10”[1]) burgers. For concerned establishments, approval must be secured by either the FSA or the Local… Read more »

Impact of UK leaving EU on UK tourism industry

BHA offers to help Brexit secretary hammer out immigration law

Hospitality and tourism leaders are urgently seeking a meeting with Brexit Secretary David Davis to hammer out an EU migration plan following Mr Davis’ “heartening” comments this week that the UK would keep its door open for service workers in hospitality, agriculture and social care.

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Altus Consulting Brief: Understanding the 2017 Business Rates Revaluation

The 2017 Rating List is now less than 2 months away, despite which the mechanics of how to challenge the new rateable values remains unclear. The most significant changes apply to England, whilst Wales has been insulated because Business Rates is a devolved matter. Scotland has always done acted autonomously regarding rates, publishing an entirely… Read more »

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BHA Announces Partnership with KPMG Small Business Accounting

The British Hospitality Association (BHA) is today delighted to announce its partnership with KPMG Small Business Accounting. The Big Four firm is available to provide accounting, bookkeeping, tax and payroll support to businesses in the hospitality and tourism sector. Using KPMG Small Business Accounting can allow small businesses to focus on providing excellent customer service,… Read more »

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Inbound tourist numbers rise

The number of holiday visitors to the UK from abroad in November 2016 rose by 32.4 per cent year on year, according to the British Hospitality Association’s …

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BHA responds to proposed London tourist bed tax

Ufi Ibrahim, Chief Executive of the British Hospitality Association said: ”The BHA urges the Mayor to stop the madness of introducing a tourism levy. Gouging tourists does not fit with the idea that London is open for business.  A tourism levy will harm already hard-press London hospitality businesses and discourage guests from staying overnight and… Read more »

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‘Springderella’ a resounding success at Kings Place

Inspired Panto Supports Springboard, ‘Oh yes it did!’ Springderella creatively adapted the classic fairy-tale of Cinderella, with an enthusiastic and energetic cast delivering excellent performances on 19th and 20th January 2017. The cast of Springderella thoroughly deserved their rounds of applause, as did all those who worked behind the scenes on the hugely entertaining spectacle…. Read more »

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BHA responds to the Government’s Industry Strategy

Ufi Ibrahim, the chief executive of the British Hospitality Association, the leading trade body, said: “The Government is keen on Britain being seen to be open to and for business but we don’t think that it recognises the vital part that the hospitality and tourism industry plays in making this happen. The Government’s Industrial Strategy… Read more »