BHA News

BHA responds to the ‘barista visa’ proposal

Ufi Ibrahim, Chief Executive of the British Hospitality Association, said: “The BHA has already told the government that the Hospitality and Tourism industry needs to have access to an EU workforce for years after Brexit. We’ve indicated that this reliance should decline each year as more UK workers are recruited, but with UK unemployment so… Read more »

BHA Responds to ONS Report

Ufi Ibrahim, the chief executive of the British Hospitality Association, the industry trade body, said: “The ONS figures back up research from the BHA which show that hospitality and tourism, the fourth largest industry in the UK employing as a whole 4.5 million people, has up to 24 per cent of its workforce from the… Read more »

BHA Scotland response on Business Rates

‘BHA has been seeking clarification from Scottish Government about the detail of the cap on rates increases for 2017 / 2018. It is now clear that the Finance Secretary announced a cap of 12.5% in real terms before the application of an inflationary element. This means that the actual cash cap on rates increases will be… Read more »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »