BHA News

Influential line up at major new industry event to address hospitality sector challenges and opportunities

UKHospitality has unveiled the programme for Shaping the Future, the association’s annual conference. Detailing unique insights from key industry speakers, the agenda addresses the significant themes facing the sector including the state of the nation, challenges and opportunities, and how, together with government, industry can safeguard future success. Shaping the Future will hear from 50… Read more »

Government must deliver on sector T-Levels

UKHospitality has warned the Government that a delay in the introduction of the new catering T-Level will only exacerbate recruitment problems for the hospitality sector. The first 52 colleges to provide the new technical qualifications have been announced, but the introduction of the catering T-level has been delayed with only digital, construction and education &… Read more »

New packaging waste rules must provide support for businesses

UKHospitality has cautiously welcomed the European Commission’s proposals to tackle plastic and packaging waste but warned that the new measures must not increase burdens for hospitality businesses. UKHospitality Chief Executive Kate Nicholls said: The hospitality sector has been making significant progress on the issue of plastic and packaging waste. Many UKHospitality members have signed up… Read more »

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 »