UKHospitality comments on food advertising in London

UKHospitality today responded to the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan's announcement regarding food and drink advertising in the capital, banning junk food promotion on the Transport for London (TfL) network from 25 February.

Kate Nicholls, CEO, said, “Hospitality operators share the public’s support for calorie, salt and sugar reduction and promoting healthy attitudes to food and drink - which is why the sector is working collaboratively with Government, the Mayor’s Office and public health stakeholders to that end.

“The Mayor has heeded our calls for the commercial right of hospitality businesses to advertise, to promote the healthy options that they are increasingly offering. We welcome the opportunity to engage further with his team, to provide clarity on the detail of these proposals.

“Hospitality is an economically, socially and culturally valuable and prominent part of London life, and creates great experiences for residents and visitors alike. We want to continue to play a part in delivering more healthy lifestyle choices for our customers.”