BHA News

MAC report must help drive hospitality career support

UKHospitality has welcomed the Migration Advisory Committee’s interim report and pledged its support for the sector through reform to support hospitality careers. UKHospitality Chief Executive Kate Nicholls said: “The interim report acknowledges the importance of migration to the UK economy and the importance of migration to the UK’s hospitality sector. “We are particularly pleased that… Read more »

New sector-wide Commission launched by UKHospitality

UKHospitality is launching a sector-wide hospitality workforce commission to promote understanding of the importance and potential of the UK’s hospitality sector. UKHospitality Commission 2030 will bring together a wide range of hospitality employers and All-Party Parliamentary Groups, along with other stakeholders, industry bodies and authorities, to deliver an employment foundation for the sector. Sector leaders… Read more »

UKHospitality Travel Monitor reveals decline in inbound visitors

Latest figures from the UKHospitality Travel Monitor highlights an accelerated decline in inbound passenger numbers. The figures, which cover the month of December, revealed inbound visitor numbers had declined by 11% year on year; a significant reversal compared to growth of 9% in the first half of the year. The decline was driven by a… Read more »

UKHospitality: digital taxation focus cannot delay urgent business rates reform

  UKHospitality today welcomed the European Commission’s publication of proposals aimed at a fair taxation of the digital economy and online platforms. The proposals are designed to ensure that online platforms, including ‘collaborative’ economy related platforms and online market places, pay proportionate taxes in Europe, corresponding to the value created in the different European markets… Read more »

UKHospitality welcomes APPG report investigating the impacts of the sharing economy

UKHospitality has welcomed a report from a group of MPs, that has investigated the impacts of the sharing economy. The interim report from the All Party Parliamentary Group for Tourism (The Sharing Economy: Maximising Benefits while Reducing Adverse Outcomes), has been heralded as a step towards better understanding of local and national economic and social… Read more »

UKHospitality warns of unemployment increase 

UKHospitality has warned the Government that it must act to lower costs for businesses or risk further joblessness and loss of vital hospitality businesses. The warning follows today’s data release showing an increase in unemployment of 24,000. Last month, sector-specific figures showed a decrease of almost 54,000 employed in the last quarter of 2017. UKH… Read more »

Jobseekers in Pembrokeshire see scope of opportunities in hospitality industry

Yesterday, young jobseekers convened at Bluestone in Pembrokeshire for the 44th Big Hospitality Conversation, where hospitality businesses shared their knowledge and passion for the industry. As the industry takes on the challenge to recruit more UK workers to the sector, the event provided an opportunity for industry leaders to meet directly with groups of young… Read more »

UKHospitality reacts to Spring Statement

UKHospitality has commented on a shorter-than-usual Spring Statement, outlining its intention to engage closely with the Government, but calling it a missed opportunity to deliver meaningful tax reform. UKH Chief Executive Kate Nicholls said: “There are some tentative steps here to support the sector but this is a missed opportunity to provide the decisive and… Read more »

Pub and hospitality industry bodies make united call for supportive Spring Statement

A coalition of industry and consumer bodies, including UKHospitality, the British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA), Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) and the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA), has written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer ahead of the Spring Statement. The joint letter urges the Chancellor to provide decisive action on three key issues… Read more »

Hospitality industry responds to PHE’s Calorie Reduction report

The UK’s leading hospitality trade body, UKHospitality, today warned Public Health England (PHE) not to overburden hospitality as it unveiled its Calorie Reduction report. The report unveiled new evidence surrounding childhood and adult obesity as well as further measures to combat the problem, including a challenge to the food industry to reduce calories in products consumed… Read more »