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BHA boss issues Brexit labour warning

The head of the BHA has warned that any clampdown on immigration post-Brexit risks pushing foodservice and hospitality businesses “off a cliff edge”. Ufi Ibrahim told The Mail on Sunday it would not be possible simply to replace the 700,000 migrants who work in businesses such as hotels, restaurants, leisure companies and tourist attractions with…
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News review

Kids’ meals league table Jamie’s Italian has come top of the class in the Soil Association’s latest assessment of the food available to children in 21 of the high street’s leading restaurant chains. The company scored 64 out of 80; however only four other outlets scored more than half marks: Harvester, Giraffe, Wetherspoons and Wagamama.…
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Is Mexico’s sugar tax working

THERE'S BEEN a bit of confusion surrounding the impact of this controversial legislation. Here are both sides of the story so far.   YES - Kawther Hashem, nutritionist for Action on Sugar More than 30% of the Mexican population are obese and a love of sugary drinks has been held at least partly responsible. The average Mexican drinks the…
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MP’s and hospitality industry leaders meet

33 MPs FROM across the UK took part in a day in Parliament this week, highlighting the importance of the hospitality and tourism industry to economic sustainability.                   Industry leaders are asking the government for policy reforms to help make it more competitive with rival tourist destinations,…
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Government rejects circular economy recommendations

THE MEMBERS of the Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) have accused the UK Government of burying its head in the sand, after its recommendations on circular economy were rejected.                   In its report on how to create a more ‘circular economy’, published in July, the cross-party Committee called…
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V.A.T. cut for hospitality industry rejected

THE PRIME Minister has rejected calls from the hospitality industry to cut VAT to 5%, despite the backing of 28 MPs from all parties to support the measure.   The debate on cutting VAT across the sector, which took place yesterday in the House of Commons, highlighted the impact the recession has had on the…
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‘Weak UK economy is not a strategy for tourism boost’, say campaigners

FOLLOWING COMMENTS MADE by the Prime Minister on cutting VAT for the hospitality sector, campaigners have issued a response arguing that the sector’s case for VAT decreases would fuel consumer leisure spending and increase profits leading to new job creation.   During an interview on Global Radio in Manchester on the topic of the BHA…
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Call for sugary drinks tax

A TAX ON sugary drinks should be included in the 2013 budget, according to a new report published today. At 20p per litre, this would equate to some £1bn a year, with the money diverted to a ring-fenced “Children’s Future Fund” for programmes to improve children’s health. Initiatives could include free school meals and the…
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