Kate Nicholls giving evidence to the House of Lords Built Environment Committee
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UKHospitality gives evidence to House of Lords committee on high streets

Hospitality creates 'light and life' for UK high streets, UKHospitality told a House of Lords committee.

Kate Nicholls, Chief Executive of UKHospitality, championed the importance of the sector for the regeneration of high streets at the House of Lords Built Environment Committee.

She said: “Hospitality and high streets have a symbiotic relationship. At their heart, they both deliver services for their local communities – for those who live, work and visit high streets in towns and small cities across the country.

“Hospitality venues create light and life on high streets throughout the day and through to the evening. The industry plays a huge part in regenerating town centres, from reinvigorating disused sites to working closely with local BIDs to provide services for the community.”

UKHospitality continues to urge Government to review the current business rates system, calling for root-and-branch reform to rebalance the system.

During the evidence session, Kate raised the need for more support from Government in order for the industry to continue to play a vital role on high streets and in communities.