UK Hospitality sets out its Election Manifesto to councils ahead of Local May 3rd elections.

26 Apr

UK Hospitality the trade body representing over 65,000 in the sector, including pubs, hotels, restaurants, nightclubs, and more,  has set out its recommendations to Councils  ahead of the Local Elections on May 3rd.

A selection of the manifesto aims are set out below and are made in a bid "to generate growth and support UK Hospitality's efforts to ensure the sector is Brexit - ready"

Of particular note, is the continued campaign in relation to costly Late Night Levies, and the application of the "agent of change principle" in planning decisions.

Of note;

> Prioritise hospitality businesses for discretionary business rates relief;

Rule out tourist taxes;

Prioritise partnership working over costly tax and legislation, e.g. Late Night Levies;

Apply the agent of change principle in planning decisions;

Level the traditional/online playing field on regulation for accommodation providers;

Ensure fairness, consistency and transparency in the food hygiene rating scheme"

A link to the full document and supporting letter is seen here.

Law correct at the date of publication.
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