BHA News

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 »

UKHospitality welcomes recognition of the importance of hospitality in future immigration policy

UKHospitality has welcomed the Government’s acknowledgement of the contribution made by EU nationals to the UK’s small businesses. UKHospitality has also called on the Government to provide a future immigration policy that enabled hospitality businesses to continue to employ EU nationals without disruption. During oral questions yesterday, Small Business Minister Andrew Griffiths confirmed that non-UK… Read more »

UKHospitality welcomes new partner Moore Stephens

UKHospitality is proud to announce new accounting and advisory business partner, Moore Stephens. Moore Stephens is a top 10 accounting and advisory firm that offers support to individuals and businesses across the hotels and leisure sectors. Member businesses will have full access to Moore Stephens’ national and international hospitality sector specialists, and can take advantage… Read more »

UKHospitality response to People 1st administration

UKHospitality Chief Executive, Kate Nicholls said: “This is unfortunate news for the sector and everyone involved with People 1st. First and foremost, our sympathies are with everyone at People 1st and we appreciate the very valuable work they have been doing for the hospitality sector. “This now throws into sharp relief the extremely pressing need… Read more »

UKHospitality welcomes online platform transparency

UKHospitality has welcomed proposals by the European Commission to provide transparency and certainty regarding online platforms. The Commission proposals require platforms to ensure objective and more transparent procedures when setting their terms and conditions for business users and redress mechanisms; as well as more transparency regarding rankings and scrutiny of complaint handling. UKHospitality Chief Executive… Read more »

UKHospitality has reiterated its commitment to tackling packaging waste by signing the Plastic Pact

Launched by sustainability experts WRAP, the Plastic Pact is a business collaboration aimed at cutting plastic waste. The pact, which is signed by 42 businesses responsible for over 80% of plastic packaging sold on products through UK supermarkets and 15 other organisations, aims, by 2025, to: Eliminate problematic or unnecessary single-use plastic packaging through redesign,… Read more »

UKHospitality launches manifesto for 2018 local elections

UKHospitality has launched its manifesto for the 2018 local elections. It provides local authorities with a series of recommendations to help local communities, generate local economic growth and support UKHospitality’s efforts to ensure the sector is Brexit-ready. The recommendations include: Prioritising hospitality businesses for discretionary business rates relief Ruling out tourist taxes Prioritising partnership working… Read more »

UKHospitality welcomes revised Home Office guidance

UKHospitality has responded to the Home Office’s publication of updated Section 182 guidance which has included industry feedback. UKH has also reiterated its call for the Government to adopt the key House of Lords Licensing Act Committee recommendation regarding late-night levies and EMROs. UKHospitality Chief Executive Kate Nicholls said: “The revised guidance published today by… Read more »