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Migrant report welcomed by hospitality trade

The British Hospitality Association has welcomed the government’s announcement that it will commission a report into the contribution EU nationals make to the UK economy and society. The trade body has previously warned that the hospitality and tourism sector faces a “cliff edge” scenario if there is any major cut in the number of workers…
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BHA launches drive to recruit UK workers

The hospitality industry has launched a new plan to reduce its dependence on EU workers in the wake of Brexit. The British Hospitality Association’s ten year strategy focuses on encouraging three distinct sections of the UK population to find work in the sector: the unemployed, returners to the labour market, and the next generation of…
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UK misses sustainable palm oil target

The UK has failed to meet a target to achieve 100% sourcing of “credibly certified sustainable palm oil” by the end of 2015. Figures just released by DEFRA show that 87% of imports were RSPO certified by the end of 2015. This is a major improvement on the 24% recorded in 2009 but still short…
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Spider-Man’s power and sticking up for foodservice.

IGD has forecast that the food-to-go market is set to rocket in the next five years. Sales will hit £21.7 billion by 2021, compared with a meagre £16.1 billion this year. There will be more options at supermarkets and garage forecourts, the analysts predicted, as well as an expansion in “specialist” outlets and of course…
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Second chance for the slackers

The government is again asking businesses to take a voluntary approach to obesity. Will the Childhood Obesity Plan succeed where the Responsibility Deal failed? By Nick Hughes. The dog that has not barked properly in the whole obesity debate.” That was the damning verdict on the foodservice sector from the Food and Drink Federation’s director…
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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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Industry steels itself for Brexit fallout

A week has passed since the British public voted to leave the European Union, triggering in the process a political earthquake of epic proportions. Inevitably, perhaps, the fallout from Brexit has thus far been largely dominated by internal party politics, but as the days and weeks pass attention will turn to the specific political and…
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Brexit? No way say hospitality bosses

Almost three quarters (74%) of hospitality bosses will vote to remain in the EU given that membership of the bloc “suits the nature of many businesses in the sector”. The survey, carried out as part of the “Leading through complexity” report, published by the British Hospitality Association and search firm Heidrick & Struggles, also showed…
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Food firms told to heed nut tragedy lessons

Food businesses have been urged to resist the temptation to cut costs by buying cheap ingredients after a restaurateur was found guilty of manslaughter following the death of a customer from an allergic nut reaction. Paul Wilson explicitly asked for a nut free curry from the Indian Garden restaurant in Easingwold, North Yorkshire, but was…
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Clampdown on unfair tipping practices

The government has revealed new plans to help foodservice and hospitality workers keep their tips. The proposals, within a consultation launched this week, include a possible ban on adding a discretionary service charge to bills. The government also wants to tighten up the current voluntary code of practice in a bid to increase employer compliance.…
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