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‘Overwhelming support’ for hospitality sector in parliament debate

The hospitality sector has welcomed the cross-party support it has received for the creation of a Minister of Hospitality role after a debate was held yesterday in parliament. It was good news for the industry as MPs spoke out at the official debate held yesterday afternoon, voicing their concerns that the hospitality sector does not have adequate representation in government, despite all that it contributes to the economy and society. The petition for a Minister of Hospitality was started in October and spurred on in November when Robin Hutson launched…

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ONS figures confirm additional support needed for UK hospitality industry

UKHospitality has said that much more work and support is need to save businesses and to avoid “painful staffing decisions” in the sector, following today’s figures issued by the Office for National Statistics (ONS). ONS figures reveal the impact of coronavirus on the economy and in particular show that hospitality has been the sector most severely hit by the pandemic. In a statement UKHospitality chief executive Kate Nicholls said: “We have been saying for months that our sector is the one suffering the worst economic impact of this crisis. “Today’s figures back…

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UK hospitality trade bodies outline ‘road to recovery’

Sector must use industry collaboration and government support to boost recovery, according to UKH and CGA A new report from UKHospitality and CGA has revealed the scale of impact Covid has had on the hospitality sector, and outlines what the industry can do to recover both sales and consumer confidence. According to the trade bodies, “rigorous” safety measures, industry collaboration and government support can “speed the sector along the road to recovery”. The latest Future Shock series of reports from both groups provides the “most detailed picture yet” of the…

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