The UK’s hospitality sector must have its own dedicated Hospitality Minister amid cost pressures and political turbulence, says the ALMR.
ALMR chief executive, Kate Nicholls, is calling upon the Government to appoint a hospitality minister to help support the UK’s vital hospitality sector.
The announcement will be made at the ALMR’s annual Autumn Conference in London, where delegates from across the eating and drinking out sector will hear from industry experts on investment, costs, apprenticeships and the effect Brexit is having on businesses.
Nicholls, said: “The UK’s hospitality sector is the third largest employer and incorporates a vast range of businesses and sub-sectors, not least of all the countries’ resilient and innovative eating and drinking out businesses. These are the business that have driven growth in local economies in every part of the UK, creating one in six of all new jobs since the recession.
“The Government must show leadership and support for these vital employers by creating a new role of Hospitality Minister to ensure transparent and useful engagement with businesses and promotion of the sectors’ interests. This will help promote a consolidated approach from both businesses and Government departments to help facilitate Brexit discussions and outcomes, and help inform the Government’s Industrial Strategy.”