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Altus Consulting Brief: Understanding the 2017 Business Rates Revaluation

The 2017 Rating List is now less than 2 months away, despite which the mechanics of how to challenge the new rateable values remains unclear. The most significant changes apply to England, whilst Wales has been insulated because Business Rates is a devolved matter. Scotland has always done acted autonomously regarding rates, publishing an entirely… Read more »


BHA on Brexit

Following the EU Referendum result in June 2016, the British Hospitality Association has developed a consultative document addressing the key issues for industry ahead of Britain’s departure from the European Union including workforce supply, skills, taxation and the position of the industry to compete internationally. This document is being used to inform discussions with Ministers,… Read more »

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BHA Announces Partnership with KPMG Small Business Accounting

The British Hospitality Association (BHA) is today delighted to announce its partnership with KPMG Small Business Accounting. The Big Four firm is available to provide accounting, bookkeeping, tax and payroll support to businesses in the hospitality and tourism sector. Using KPMG Small Business Accounting can allow small businesses to focus on providing excellent customer service,… Read more »

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Inbound tourist numbers rise

The number of holiday visitors to the UK from abroad in November 2016 rose by 32.4 per cent year on year, according to the British Hospitality Association’s …

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BHA responds to proposed London tourist bed tax

Ufi Ibrahim, Chief Executive of the British Hospitality Association said: ”The BHA urges the Mayor to stop the madness of introducing a tourism levy. Gouging tourists does not fit with the idea that London is open for business.  A tourism levy will harm already hard-press London hospitality businesses and discourage guests from staying overnight and… Read more »


‘Springderella’ a resounding success at Kings Place

Inspired Panto Supports Springboard, ‘Oh yes it did!’ Springderella creatively adapted the classic fairy-tale of Cinderella, with an enthusiastic and energetic cast delivering excellent performances on 19th and 20th January 2017. The cast of Springderella thoroughly deserved their rounds of applause, as did all those who worked behind the scenes on the hugely entertaining spectacle…. Read more »

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BHA responds to the Government’s Industry Strategy

Ufi Ibrahim, the chief executive of the British Hospitality Association, the leading trade body, said: “The Government is keen on Britain being seen to be open to and for business but we don’t think that it recognises the vital part that the hospitality and tourism industry plays in making this happen. The Government’s Industrial Strategy… Read more »

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BHA responds to Prime Minister’s Brexit speech

BHA responds to Prime Minster’s Brexit speech Ufi Ibrahim, Chief Executive of the British Hospitality Association, the leading tourism body said: “The BHA has already called for a 10 year timescale to provide employers and British society more time to adapt, considering that the industry employs well over 700,000 EU workers. In the meantime, it… Read more »


The Summit of Summits is taking place in June 2017

Hospitality industry to unite at The Summit of Summits Key hospitality industry leaders are preparing to meet at this year’s Summit for hospitality & tourism to be held on 6th June and hosted by Principal Hotel Company at the Grand Connaught Rooms in London, at what is a critical time for the industry. The event falls… Read more »