In an exclusive article in the Mail on Sunday (September 18), BHA chief executive Ufi Ibrahim issued a stark warning for the future of the leisure industry if Brexit immigration curbs are to go ahead.
‘We’re asking the Government not to push our businesses to a cliff edge on immigration.
‘Our industry is extremely labour intensive, employing 4.5 million people, so we want to see the Prime Minister as soon as possible – giving a message that people who are here and working and have jobs can stay.’ says Ufi Ibrahim.
The interview also covers how a cut in tourism VAT would help the country and create jobs, the challenges posed by businesses like Airbnb and online booking engines, and explains how there is more to be done to change perceptions about the career opportunities within the hospitality and tourism industry.
For the full interview, see here.