BHA News

UKHospitality welcomes the extension of the low alcohol threshold

Kate Nicholls, CEO of UKHospitality, the leading voice for the UK’s hospitality sector, welcomes the extension of the low alcohol threshold: “This is a pragmatic and helpful step by the Commission. The extension of the threshold will allow for greater innovation across the sector and the continued promotion of healthier drinking habits and attitudes towards… Read more »

UKHospitality calls for sharing economy equality

UKHospitality has called on the Mayor of London to ensure fairness and transparency regarding the short-term letting of homes and welcomed the Mayor’s recognition that legislation may be required to provide security to customers. The Mayor of London has published the London Housing Strategy highlighting potential abuse of short-term lets and a failure to enforce… Read more »

New report highlights generous salaries on offer in the hotel industry

A new report benchmarking salaries in the hotel industry, today shed some positive light and interesting insights into pay conditions in the sector. Moore Stephens, a leading accounting and advisory firm, conducted the research in partnership with Buell Consulting Group and UKHospitality, benchmarking salary data within the hotel trade across a wide range of hoteliers… Read more »

UKHospitality highlights commitment of sector in reducing sugar

  UKHospitality has welcomed efforts by the sector to help reduce sugar consumption but cautioned that work to promote healthier eating habits will take time to bear fruit. Public Health England (PHE) has today published the first assessment of progress on the government’s sugar reduction programme, measuring how far the food industry has gone towards… Read more »

Last chance to enter 2018 UKHospitality Operations Managers Awards

With just a few weeks until deadline, the hospitality sector is being urged to make its nominations for the 2018 UKHospitality Operations Managers Awards. The UKHospitality Operations Managers Awards identifies and celebrates outstanding individuals running multi-site businesses within both the managed and the leased/franchised sectors of hospitality. These awards are unique in recognising the skills,… Read more »

Cost pressures risk sector job creation, warns UKHospitality

UKHospitality has warned the Government that taxation and regulatory pressures risk undoing the good work and job creation carried out by the hospitality sector since 2008. The warning follows the publication of data by the Office for National Statistics that shows 31,000 fewer jobs compared to same period last year. The data highlights a 3rd… Read more »

Hospitality industry launches packaging waste pledge

The UK’s hospitality businesses have reiterated their commitment to tackling packaging waste by jointly committing to a sector-wide pledge to reduce waste. Delegates at UKHospitality’s Unpack the Future of Hospitality, spearheaded by the British Institute for Innkeeping (BII) and UKHospitality, were urged to commit to pledges unveiled by UKHospitality’s Chief Executive Officer, Kate Nicholls, which… Read more »

UKHospitality calls for planning revamp to support hospitality

UKHospitality has today called on the Government to adopt an approach to planning that supports and encourages the growth and stability of hospitality venues. In its submission to the National (England) Planning Policy consultation, UKHospitality has made a series of recommendations aimed at boosting hospitality businesses, including: Full support for the inclusion of the agent… Read more »

Mobility and retention two key concerns for the hospitality industry

HR leaders from across the hospitality industry today (9th May 2018) told politicians that mobility and retention are two key concerns for the wider industry. The first session of the Hospitality Workforce 2030 Commission focused on recruitment and retention in the hospitality industry and heard from Tom Hadley from the Recruitment & Employment Confederation, Jo… Read more »

New report reveals TV and Wi-Fi as top ‘must have’ amenities for hotel guests

A new think tank report by Sky and UKHospitality, published today, has hailed technology as essential in creating a defining home-from-home experience, with Wi-Fi and TV topping the list of must-have amenities. Home Away from Home was produced to provide hoteliers with a better understanding of the needs of hotel visitors when considering investments and… Read more »