BHA News

Hospitality industry seeks to make recruitment and development of British workers a priority in face of a severe skills shortage

Key industry bodies have united to urge businesses to make the recruitment and development of British workers a priority. They have joined forces with Springboard and the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to deliver Hospitality Works: a month-long campaign launching on 7 February 2018. Since its conception in 2015, Hospitality Works has achieved 8,500… Read more »

BHA welcomes the Out of Home Nutrition Code of Practice

Commenting on the announcement of the Out of Home Nutrition Code of Practice, Gabriella Bittante, BHA Policy Manager, said; “The British Hospitality Association welcomes the Out of Home Nutrition Code of Practice announced today and remains fully committed to policies aimed at reducing obesity. As an industry, the hospitality sector has been dedicated to promoting… Read more »

The BHA welcomes the Government’s 25 Year Environment Plan

“The British Hospitality Association welcomes the Government’s 25 Year Environment Plan. Our members are constantly finding innovative ways to reduce waste as well as pressure on the environment, and are wholeheartedly committed to a sustainable future. This is underlined by the BHA’s support of WRAP’s Courtauld Commitment 2025, which aims to cut the resource needed… Read more »

Scottish Government rules out ‘tourist tax’ measures

The British Hospitality Association (BHA) secured a major victory today (21 December) as the Scottish Government confirmed that any plans for a ‘tourist tax’ in Edinburgh – or any other Scottish cities – are firmly off the table. The BHA has been campaigning consistently for over six years against the implementation of any such additional… Read more »

BHA Travel Monitor shows dip in visitor numbers

Figures from the British Hospitality Association’s (BHA) Travel Monitor have shown a slight decline in visitor numbers to the UK for the month of September. Visitor numbers fell by 1% year-on-year, in contrast to increases of 6% and 5% seen in July and August, and to the 9% growth seen in the first half of… Read more »

Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) Compliance

We have received several member enquiries about PCI DSS compliance. Read on to understand what it is and what you need to do: PCI compliance is a framework that helps companies protect their customers’ cardholder data from theft or misuse. It means you are doing your best to ensure your customers data is safe and… Read more »

85% of British Hotels and Restaurants Fall Victim to Malicious and Fake Online Reviews

Hospitality businesses are increasingly worried about malicious and fake online reviews and many say that the reviews have been used to blackmail them. These figures are from a new survey by the British Hospitality Association (BHA), which includes the Restaurant Association, finding that 85% of hospitality businesses have been victim to fake online reviews intended… Read more »

Low Pay Commission recommendation for National Living Wage rate

The Low Pay Commission (LPC) has the task of recommending increases to the National Living Wage (NLW) subject only to there being ‘sustained economic growth’. The objective is for the NLW to reach 60% of median earnings by April 2020. The LPC have forecast that, based on the most up to date data, the NLW… Read more »