UKHospitality along with other trade bodies (Music Venue Trust, Night Time Industries Association, BII and BBPA) have written an open letter to the government highlighting the current challenges facing the hospitality sector including the acute staffing crisis, inflation and rising energy costs.

The letter (attached) details the vital role hospitality has in supporting jobs and the economy (the sector provides 10% of jobs and 5% of GDP) and requests measures to support the sector through the current crisis.

UKHospitality conducted a nationwide survey of hospitality businesses earlier this year that revealed an average of 15% of positions are currently vacant and open for application, and on average, 16% of sales are lost because of staff shortages.

Food Alert is the Food Safety Partner to UKH and fully supports this campaign. We understand the issues that our clients and the rest of the sector are having and the importance that a booming hospitality industry can have both for the workforce and wider public who so enjoy the experience of socialising in hospitality environments.

We supported hospitality to adapt to the challenges of COVID-19 and all the ensuing and ever-changing restrictions and will continue to support through the current challenges.

Our digital compliance packages automate tasks to free operators up to devote their time to excellent customer experiences, whilst allowing easy access to all documents in a central location providing you with robust due diligence if ever needed. Good food safety also helps to lower operating costs- from reducing paper and time spent checking and logging records to minimising food waste through temperature monitoring and supplier management to improved traceability and preventing food poisoning incidents. Food Alert are here to support you.

Please do contact us via our advice line for advice, support and guidance on anything food or health & safety related. We are always here to help.