BHA News


BHA welcomes new partner Businesswise Solutions

A partnership that will help businesses in the tourism and hospitality industry reduce their water bills is announced today by the British Hospitality Association (BHA). The tie-up between the BHA and Businesswise Solutions, the purchase management organisation company, comes on the day the commercial water market opens to a competitive market, enabling business for the… Read more »

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BHA Travel Monitor Reveals Strong Growth In Visitor Numbers

Year on year analysis, by the British Hospitality Association’s (BHA) Travel Monitor for the month of January, shows a 15 per cent increase in spending by visitors from overseas likely aided by the weaker currency. Additionally, figures from the BHA Travel Monitor also show that year on year, inbound holiday passenger numbers in January increased… Read more »

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BHA Responds to London Terror Attack

Ufi Ibrahim, Chief Executive of the British Hospitality Association said: “Terrorism is a concern for both holidaymakers and tourism businesses but the quick response and continued vigilance of the security services means that the UK remains open to welcome visitors from home and abroad.  The UK is a safe destination and these tragic events remind… Read more »

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Business Rates Update: Scotland

The Scottish Government has published the arrangements which will apply a cap of 12.5% on business rates increases arising from the 2017 revaluation. The detail is set out in a Scottish Statutory Instrument and BHA is working to clarify a number of points of detail. The most important issues so far are that: the transitional… Read more »

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BHA win on Food Hygiene Rating Scheme

A cut in the time restaurants and food outlets have to wait for a revaluation of their food hygiene rating has been hailed by British Hospitality Association as vindication of their campaign to make this happen. Restaurants were waiting months, and in some cases, even years to be re-inspected but this new move means that… Read more »


Third parliamentary select committee calls for reducing Tourism VAT

A third major parliamentary select committee has come out in favour of reducing tourism VAT.   The recommendation by the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee in Westminster, is another massive step in moves to make the UK tourism industry on a level playing field with its European counterparts. Dermot King, MD of Butlins and Chairman of the… Read more »

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BHA welcomes new partner PSL

The British Hospitality Association (BHA) is today proud to announce a new partner in PSL. The partnership arrives at a time when food procurement, recipe costing and allergen management has never been more important to the hospitality and tourism industry. PSL was acquired in October by Sodexo, the world’s largest services company, which will see… Read more »


National Heritage Memorial Fund and Heritage Lottery Fund tailored review: public call for evidence

Introduction The Department for Culture Media and Sport (DCMS) is conducting a tailored review of the National Heritage Memorial Fund (NHMF), including its activities operating as the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to distribute National Lottery funding for heritage projects across the UK. Tailored reviews are central to the Government’s Public Body Reform Programme. Their purpose… Read more »