BHA News

New report highlights the continued growth for the food service management sector

The continued growth and importance of the food service management industry is highlighted in this year’s annual survey of the industry from the British Hospitality Association published today, Thursday 16 November 2017. ‘Leading Through Unprecedented Change and Uncertainty: Food Service Management Market Report 2017’ reveals that the UK sector saw a turnover of £35bn last… Read more »

BHA comments on London ‘tourist tax’ discussed by City Hall

Ufi Ibrahim, Chief Executive of the British Hospitality Association, said: “The London tourism tax will unfairly penalise hard-pressed Britons, who make up the overwhelming proportion of visitors to London. Sadiq Khan has proclaimed “London is Open”, yet is backing a tax on anyone coming for a weekend break in the capital, professionals going about their… Read more »

Food waste initiative brings great success across hospitality businesses in Wales

The food waste reduction campaign ‘Your Business is Food, don’t throw it away’ has proven successful in informing target businesses on how best to combat food waste, following the implementation of a pilot scheme run by hospitality industry leaders, the British Hospitality Association (BHA) and food sustainability experts WRAP Cymru. In partnership with WRAP Cymru,… Read more »

BHA Success – CMA opens an investigation into online booking sites

Ufi Ibrahim, the chief executive of the British Hospitality Association, said: “The BHA has had lengthy discussions with the CMA about consumer transparency and is delighted that the CMA is now opening an investigation into the behaviour of online hotel booking sites. Many of our members have been concerned about the vast power of online… Read more »

BHA comments on the Scottish Government’s ambition to combat obesity

Willie MacLeod, Executive Director for Scotland at the British Hospitality Association, said: “The BHA fully supports the Scottish Government’s ambition to combat obesity and our members are committed to making Scotland a Good Food Nation. To engage, businesses need workable, achievable goals and continuity of approach. “Our industry collectively serves many millions of meals every… Read more »

Secretary of State seeks to reassure industry leaders over availability of labour after Brexit

Karen Bradley, the Culture Secretary, on Tuesday (10 October) sought to allay the hospitality industry’s fears over Brexit, when she spoke at the British Hospitality Association’s (BHA) annual Hospitality day reception in Parliament. Mrs Bradley said the government was listening to industry concerns over the shortage of EU workers. She said: “I’ve heard you, I… Read more »

BHA responds to ROI Finance Minister announcement on the Tourism VAT rate

At the Republic of Ireland’s Budget announcement on 10th October, Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe declared tourism a “national success story” and decided to retain the temporary lower Tourism VAT rate of 9% for another year. Mr Donohoe said that the decision was influenced by uncertainties relating to Brexit and the weak pound in relation to… Read more »