UKHospitality has revealed the extent of the staffing crisis facing a sector that is already in a hugely fragile state following more than a year of closures and severely restricted trading.
A new survey of members, found that resolving the rent debt issue is critical to ensuring the future health of a sector that pre-pandemic accounted for ten per cent of UK employment.
Commenting on the news UKHospitality chief executive, Kate Nicholls, said the decision would help struggling hospitality businesses survive until tourism returned.
The UK hospitality sector saw sales decline 21.3 per cent in the first quarter of 2020, as the country and the industry moved into Covid-19 lockdown. That is according to figures from the newly launched UKHospitality quarterly tracker.
UKHospitality has revealed the results of the first comprehensive survey of the hospitality sector during the Covid-19 pandemic. The results have highlighted flaws in the level of support provided to businesses during the crisis.
Detailing unique insights from key industry speakers, the agenda addresses the significant themes facing the sector including the state of the nation, challenges and opportunities, and how, together with government, industry can safeguard future success.
Plans have been unveiled to deliver a powerful new unified voice to support the dynamic UK hospitality sector as it seeks to deliver its full growth potential. The merger of the UK’s two major hospitality trade associations, the ALMR and the BHA, will create a new body, UKHospitality, which will actively speak out for the UK’s third largest private sector employer.