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UKHospitality and Tourism Alliance publish Brexit no-deal guidance

11 October 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Pernille Thomsen
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UKHospitality and the Tourism Alliance have published joint guidance for the hospitality and tourism sectors in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

With the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union scheduled for 31 October, and with no deal agreed, the two trade bodies have joined forces to brief their members on what to do in the event that the UK leaves with no deal.

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
  • The impact on the UK’s hospitality and tourism workforce
  • Potential disruption to supply chains including tariffs
  • Data protection requirements for businesses
  • Food labelling in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

UKHospitality will also be holding 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.

Kate Nicholls, Chief Executive of UKHospitality and Chair of the Tourism Alliance, 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.”

Brexit guidance: https://www.ukhospitality.org.uk/page/BrexitBriefing

For more information, and to sign up for the webinar, please visit: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/6953806716390382860

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Notes to editors

  • 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)
  • 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 £39bn 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

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