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Sharp decline in industry job numbers sends alarm bells ringing

The UK’s hospitality sector is at risk of backsliding and undoing 10 years of progress as a result of financial pressures, industry trade body UKHospitality warned yesterday. Bosses at the organisation have advised the government that taxation and regulatory pressures risk the good work and job creation carried out by the hospitality sector since 2008.

Restaurants demand planning revamp to overcome red tape halting unit expansion

UKHospitality has held the government to account and called for an updated approach to planning that supports and encourages the growth and stability of hospitality venues. In its submission to the National Planning Policy consultation, the UK trade body made a series of recommendations aimed at boosting hospitality businesses. It has suggested that the government

Pub18 unveils starstudded speaker line up

Pub18, a show entirely dedicated to the UK pub industry, has announced its list of celebrity chefs and industry experts heading up the presentations at the upcoming show. Pub18 is designed to provide pub owners and managers with support, ideas and inspiration to drive their businesses forward in a challenging business landscape. While the full

Pubs being failed by local authorities over rates relief, warns industry body

The ALMR has warned that not enough is being done by local authorities to ensure that promised rates relief is being distributed to pub owners. The warning follows the publication of a list of local authorities that have notified the government of their schemes to allocate and distribute business rates reliefs. While the majority of

Hospitality Minister needed to guide industry through choppy waters

The trade body that represents restaurant chains such as Casual Dining Group, Carluccio’s and Wagamama this morning called for the hospitality sector to have its own dedicated Hospitality Minister. With Brexit providing uncertainty for employers and costs for businesses rising, the time is right for the government to appoint a dedicated Minister to the support

Restaurant chains breathe sigh of relief over PM’s worker pledge

The industry largest representative body for restaurant and pub chains has welcomed Theresa May’s pledge to offer EU citizens living in the UK ‘settled status’ once Brexit has been completed. The Prime Minister yesterday set out her plans on employment rights for EU citizens in the context of Brexit negotiations. The statement was positively received

ALMR: Business rates reform an issue as industry struggles with costs

The ALMR has responded to the Valuation Office Agency’s consultation on the business rates appeals system by welcoming the Government’s pledge for reform but raising concerns that the proposed system may delay further root and branch reform. According to the ALMR, pubs and bars have had to contend with rate increases of almost 20% over

Licensed multiple retailer outlets growing in confidence but choked with red tape

This year’s Benchmarking Report from the Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) has found the UK’s major foodservice chains increasingly confident that growth will remain on track and is now firmly entrenched. However, rising legislative costs mean increased volatility and risk undermining a fragile revival, the report states. ALMR represents  the interests of licensed hospitality