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UKHospitality comments on food advertising in London

23 November 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Pernille Thomsen
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UKHospitality today responded to the Mayor of London’s announcement regarding food and drink advertising in the capital. Kate Nicholls, CEO, said: “Hospitality operators share the public’s support for calorie, salt and sugar reduction and promoting healthy attitudes to food and drink - which is why the sector is working collaboratively with Government, the Mayor’s Office and public health stakeholders to that end.

 

“The Mayor has heeded our calls for the commercial right of hospitality businesses to advertise, to promote the healthy options that they are increasingly offering. We welcome the opportunity to engage further with his team, to provide clarity on the detail of these proposals.

 

“Hospitality is an economically, socially and culturally valuable and prominent part of London life, and creates great experiences for residents and visitors alike. We want to continue to play a part in delivering more healthy lifestyle choices for our customers.”

 

-ENDS-

Notes to editors
  • UKHospitality is the new 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)
  • UKHospitality is the authoritative voice for over 700 companies, operating around 65,000 venues in a sector that employs 3.2 million people
  • The body speaks on behalf of a wide range of leisure and ‘out-of-home’ businesses, from FTSE 100 enterprises to niche groups and independent single-site operators
  • For the first time, the sector has a single voice bringing together businesses from all aspects of hospitality; coffee shops, hotels, serviced apartments, pubs, restaurants, leisure parks, nightclubs, contract caterers, entertainment, stadia and visitor attractions
  • Engaging with government, the media and the public, UKHospitality works to develop a robust case on how to unlock the industry’s full potential as the biggest engine for growth in the economy and ensure that the industry’s needs are effectively represented
  • The sector creates £130bn in economic activity and generates £38bn of tax for the Exchequer, funding vital services
  • Hospitality represents 10% of UK employment, 6% of businesses and 5% of GDP
  • Hospitality is the 3rd largest private sector employer in the UK; double the size of financial services and bigger than automotive, pharmaceuticals and aerospace combined
  • Member benefits include free advice and expert guidance on regulation, finance and health and safety as well as savings on services from carefully selected business partners.

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