UKHospitality Calls for Measures to Tackle Staff Shortage
By Sabela Ojea
UKHospitality said Friday that it is launching a plan mainly
addressed to the U.K. government to tackle the industry's shortage
of staff, linked to the lack of confidence in the sector amid the
The hospitality trade association said there is a current
shortage in several roles, specially in front-of-house staff and
chef positions, which is making it harder for new sites to open and
forcing businesses to restrict their working hours.
UKHospitality said it urges the government to remove as early as
possible all Covid-19 restrictions and to restore confidence in the
The plan also seeks to engage with schools, colleges and
universities to attract new employees and for the
hospitality-and-tourism industry to launch a recruitment and
The association also proposes making permanent the reduced rate
of value added tax and doubling the U.K.'s Employer National
Insurance Contribution threshold.
Write to Sabela Ojea at email@example.com; @sabelaojeaguix
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