UKHospitality calls for evidence

UK: UKHospitality is launching a commission to promote the hospitality sector

UKHospitality is calling for evidence as it launches a commission in order to promote the hospitality sector.

UKHospitality Commission 2030 will identify the challenges and opportunities facing the sector. The report, which it plans to launch in June, will provide recommendations to the government to secure the future of the sector’s workforce.

The commission will develop guidance to promote careers and ensure staff retention in the sector. It also aims to address the diversity of the sector’s workforce and examine education and skills in hospitality.

UKHospitality chief executive Kate Nicholls said: “This is an opportunity for us to bring together sector leaders and policy-makers to promote the great work we do, change perceptions about our industry and to ensure that hospitality businesses are in the best position to succeed decades from now.”

The commission is calling for evidence from industry bodies, large businesses, SMEs, employment charities, LEPs, training providers and local councils. It has developed a separate survey for employees. Submissions are open until 11 May.

Mike Wood, chair of the APPG Beer Group, said: “We need to make sure that teenagers who are looking to develop a career in hospitality are aware of the opportunities on offer.”

Steve Double, chair of the APPG Visitor Economy, commented: “A thorough investigation into the future of the sector’s workforce will put us in the best possible position to secure its continued health.”

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