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Pulling our economic weight – and then some

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Not just at the seaside but across the entirety of Great Britain, hospitality and tourism businesses are more than pulling their economic weight, explains UKHospitality’s Chris Banks

Hospitality and publicans still await debate on post-Brexit migration

Inspired by a highly critical Home Affairs Committee report published last week, UKHospitality and the BBPA have both weighed in on the government’s lack of urgency surrounding migration policy - and what it might mean for businesses in a post-Brexit. Two years on from 2016’s Brexit referendum, and hospitality operators and publicans are still waiting to have their say on...

UKHospitality welcomes new APPG rates reform calls

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UKHospitality has welcomed a report from the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Entrepreneurship that has called for the government to rapidly reform current business rates structures in the UK. UKHospitality chief executive Kate Nicholls said: “The report identifies considerable flaws in the current tax system and calls for a complete overhaul; something that we have consistently called for. The current system...

UKHospitality calls for more action on rates

UKHopsitality has made it clear to the treasury that it must undertake a serious re-evaluation of current business rates guidelines if the future prosperity of the hospitality industry is to be ensured. The trade body responded to a statement released by the chancellor that was in turn a retort to a Committee letter expressing concern that the current business rates...

Tourism and hospitality sector offers “cautious welcome” to Brexit white paper

UKinbound chair Mark McVay and UK hospitality CEO Kate Nicholls are in the minority when it comes to the Prime Minister’s Brexit white paper, with the former mustering a “cautious welcome”, and the latter “pleased” with its continuation of the status-quo. While there has not been much political positivity shown towards Theresa May’s Brexit white paper - it choked its...

A fit for purpose tax system, less red tape and workforce for the future: UKHospitality sets its agenda

Spearheading the hospitality sector’s representation on the strategic, structural and regulatory issues, the chief executive of the newly formed body UKHospitality, Kate Nicholls, tells Coinslot just what the future campaigns must be. The 2017 Parliamentary Coastal Communities inquiry report showed that 250 million visits are made to the UK’s coast each year, generating £17 billion to the economy. The inquiry...

Leisure sector calls for better stakes

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The British Beer and Pub Association and UKHospitality have voiced disappointment over a lack of movement on Category C stakes and called for further deregulation in the sector. The industry bodies had previously stated that a rise in stakes and prizes for Cat C units, an increase of automatic entitlement from two to four and reducing red tape could help...

UKHospitality unveils new manifesto ahead of local elections

UKHospitality, the trade body formed from the merging of the ALMR and BHA, has released a manifesto for the 2018 local elections advising local authorities as to how they can help the crucial market sector. With large swathes of the country set to vote on regional constituency leaderships the national trade body has advised how an alignment of goals going...

UKHospitality warns government over rates inaction

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UKHospitality has sent a clear warning to Westminster that urgent action is needed to lower costs in the hospitality industry or risk facing the closure of businesses and a rise in joblessness.   Responding to the release of data on employment metrics in the three months to January 2018 UKHospitality chief executive, Kate Nicholls, said: “Today’s figures do not make for...

UKHospitality launched as ‘new voice’ for sector

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Hospitality, the UK’s third largest private sector employer, hopes to have found its voice as the BHA and ALMR merge to “overwhelming support” from members of both bodies.   The British Hospitality Association (BHA) and Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) have completed their merger to create UKHospitality, a new association representing the UK’s hospitality sector. Overwhelming support from members of...