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UKHospitality celebrates one year anniversary
UKHospitality is the trade body that represents the UK’s hospitality sector, established following a merger last year between the Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) and the British Hospitality Association (BHA)
In the past year, the UKHospitality membership has grown to cover over 700 companies across the UK. Spearheading the hospitality industry’s representation on strategic, structural and regulatory issues, UKHospitality has been campaigning for policies to help the sector achieve further growth as a key driver of the UK economy.
In its first 12 months, UKHospitality has promoted the interests of this critical sector and its value to the UK economy. This engagement has been successful in many different policy areas including the following:
- Securing sector-specific business rates relief and a select committee inquiry
- Supporting CMA action to enforce a set of principles for online booking platforms
- Ensuring hospitality businesses are opted out of a DRS scheme in Scotland
- Building a range of member engagement meetings including a revitalised regional network
- Enhancing engagement with Ministers and Parliamentarians through the APPG for Hospitality
- Preserving NMW youth rates
- Bolstering the sector’s political engagement.
UKHospitality CEO Kate Nicholls said: “Given the current political and economic environment, the hospitality industry continues to face a myriad of pressures and UKHospitality is proud to be that representative voice. We will continue to ensure that the workforce needs of the sector are effectively addressed. That the inequitable tax burden the sector faces is eased and regulation on business is proportionate.
“UKHospitality was formed to create the single, authoritative voice for the hospitality sector. We look back over the last year in celebration and focus on continuing to work together to unlock the industry’s potential as one of the biggest engines of growth for the economy.”
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