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Trick or treat: how the obesity plan changed

The childhood obesity strategy was watered down, Theresa May “dismantling” David Cameron’s ambitious plan in no fewer than 36 days. Channel 4’s Dispatches team had been handed a June draft of the plan: “a more ambitious plan that never saw the light of day”, reads the press release promoting the programme (October 31st, 8pm). At…
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Interview with Sodexo’s Chief Exec Debbie White: Level headed

SOME ORGANISATIONS may feel that equal pay and the living wage are insurmountable challenges after years of recession. Sodexo boss Debbie White isn’t one of them. Jo Roberts reports.                   Fairness is not a word currently associated with British business. While the UK officially came out of…
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Now for fair pay

AFTER FAIR trade and fair prices, the living wage is the next source of pressure for retailers and caterers.                             The local Co-op supermarket in North Berwick is closing down, with nearby Tesco having hovered up profits and customers over the past…
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Bristol companies pledge over 1ooo new work opportunities for 16-24 year olds

BRISTOL HOSPITALITY businesses including restaurants, hotels and catering establishments from across the region came together yesterday, January 13th 2015, at the Mercure hotel on Redcliffe Parade, to pledge over 1,000 job opportunities, apprenticeships and work placements for young job seekers at the Big Hospitality Conversation.                    …
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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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BHA expressed budget cut concerns

FOLLOWING ITS annual summit the British Hospitality Association (BHA) has voiced its concerns over proposed funding cuts to UK tourism.   The BHA is calling on the Government to halt cuts to VisitBritain’s budget, which they estimate has already seen a 56.5% reduction in real terms in the past 12 years. Further cuts are being…
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Government told to get serious about hospitality

ON THE eve of the British Hospitality and Tourism Summit, the hospitality industry which employs 10% of the UK workforce, is calling on the government to take more seriously the growth opportunities that can be provided by hotels, restaurants and tourist attractions.   Less than a year after the greatest global advertising campaign for the…
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Hospitality unites to create over 30,000 jobs for young people by 2015

THE BRITISH HOSPITALITY ASSOCIATION (BHA) will announce that the UK’s hospitality and tourism industries will create over 30,000 new job opportunities for young people by 2015. The BHA will inform Mark Hoban MP, Minister of State for Employment of the pledge as it hosts its annual Summit at the InterContinental London Park Lane on Tuesday…
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Caterers buying more green products

GREEN CLEANING products are more popular than they were five years ago, according to new research.   Almost two thirds (60%) of 750 businesses quizzed in an independent survey said they buy more eco-friendly cleaning products now than in 2008.   The survey, commissioned by catering equipment distributor Nisbets, also found that the use of…
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