UKH boss says urgent action needed to tackle root causes of inflation

UKHospitality;s Chief Executive has responded to the latest CGA and Fourth Business Leaders’ Survey (go to Industry News on our homepage right hand column for this survey coverage).

Kate Nicholls (pictured) commented, “The optimistic attitude on show from leaders in hospitality demonstrates the resilience and positivity of our sector, even in the face of enormous challenges.

“With the cost of doing business crisis showing no signs of slowing down, there is urgent action needed to tackle the root causes of inflation and clear support among leaders for UKHospitality’s asks of Government in the Budget.

“If the Chancellor acts to extend more energy support, reform the broken business rates system and reduce the sector’s rate of VAT, the Government can harness the spirit of hospitality businesses to see off current challenges, drive economic growth and lift the nation’s economy,' closed Kate.