UKHospitality and the Tourism Alliance this morning published joint guidance for the industry in the event of a no-deal Brexit.
With the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union scheduled for 31 October, and currently no deal agreed, the two trade bodies have collaborated to brief their members on what to do in the event that the UK crashes out of the EU.
The tailored guidance provides tourism and hospitality employers with advice on a range of issues including The potential economic impact of leaving the EU without a deal, potential disruption to supply chains including tariffs and food labelling in the event of a no-deal Brexit.
UKHospitality said it will also hold a webinar on Thursday 17 October for its members and the wider hospitality sector, giving businesses an opportunity to raise questions and prepare ahead of the scheduled exit date.
Chief executive, Kate Nicholls, said: “We are now less than three weeks from the scheduled withdrawal from the EU and, as it stands, we are leaving without a deal. Much can change in the coming days and weeks but it is absolutely vital that businesses leave nothing to chance and prepare as comprehensively as possible.
“Our guidance is being made available to all our members and non-members, to make sure that everybody is up to speed and prepared for Brexit.”
UKHospitality is the trade body representing the UK’s hospitality sector, established following a merger approved in February 2018 between the Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) and the British Hospitality Association (BHA).
It serves as the authoritative voice for more than 700 companies, operating around 65,000 venues in the UK.