BHA News

7 years after the start of the 2010 Rating List, over 20,000 businesses rates appeals in the hospitality sector remain outstanding

The British Hospitality Association and business rates specialist Altus have discovered that there are 20,490 hospitality business rate appeals still outstanding from the 2010 Valuation List. Businesses are also struggling to deal with increases in rates as a result of the revaluation of commercial properties earlier this year and have to navigate the Valuation Office’s online… Read more »

Important update on Fipronil in eggs

Please be advised of the statement below, released by The Food Standard Agency (FSA), regarding the investigations into Fipronil in eggs:   Investigations into the Fipronil incident in Europe continue. We have now established that more eggs from affected farms than previously identified came to the UK. It is very unlikely that these eggs pose… Read more »

BHA comments on the Office for National Statistics NEET figures

  Commenting figures released by the Office for National Statistics, which showed there has been an increase of 13.6% since last year in the number of 16-24 year-olds not in education, employment or training (NEET), Ufi Ibrahim, Chief Executive at the BHA, said: “Our sector is entering a period of transition; as the flow of labour from Europe… Read more »

APPG for the Visitor Economy

The All-Party Parliamentary Group for the Visitor Economy is to launch an inquiry into the impact of the digital economy. The inquiry which will start in October after summer recess will take expert evidence on the impact of digital economy on the industry with a focus on the sharing economy, online reviews sites and online… Read more »

BHA responds to ONS unemployment figures

Ufi Ibrahim, the chief executive of the British Hospitality Association said: “With UK unemployment at its lowest since 1975 it is crucial that the UK continues to have access to European workers after Brexit. Hospitality and tourism is the fourth largest industry in the UK employing 4.6 million people, and since 2010 has created 1… Read more »

BHA comments on the Taylor Review

Ufi Ibrahim, Chief Executive of the British Hospitality Association, which represents 46,000 businesses in hospitality and tourism, said: “We are pleased that the Taylor Review has recognised that zero hour contracts are welcomed by many workers as well as employers for their flexibility. The review talks of minimum wage increases for people on zero hour… Read more »

Hospitality could create more than 500,000 new jobs in the next five years

The hospitality industry’s contribution to the UK economy has grown faster than any other sector since the economic downturn in 2008 and new research predicts that over 500,000 new jobs could be created in hospitality in the next five years. Labour productivity in the sector has grown at more than double the growth rate of… Read more »

BHA forms strategic partnership with Flexy to support 10-year employment strategy

The British Hospitality Association (BHA) has announced a new partnership with Flexy, to support their 10-year staffing strategy. The BHA’s 10-year plan outlines several core areas of focus to minimise the potential employment impact that the UK leaving the EU will have on staffing levels within the hospitality sector. Flexy will work in partnership with… Read more »

BHA comments on cybercrime

Commenting on cybercrime Ufi Ibrahim, Chief Executive of the BHA, said: “There are over 200,000 hospitality and tourism businesses operating in the UK and 97% of these are SMEs employing fewer than 50 people. Operating in today’s highly volatile and uncertain environment, these SMEs are having to keep pace with constant change in one of… Read more »