As the countdown to Brexit ticks down from one year, UKHospitality CEO Kate Nicholls reflects on the challenges and opportunities ahead:


“Hospitality is the third largest private sector employer and a key driver of the economy, with the ability to provide growth and stability for the UK outside of the EU. Following the Brexit vote, UKHospitality lobbied hard and fast to gain the right to remain for workers that are key in augmenting our workforce. We continue to work closely with the Government to achieve outcomes that will safeguard food and drink supply chains and prices. We will also explore how post-Brexit Britain can further prosper from our new autonomy to create positive commercial environments for hospitality businesses through our taxation system, via VAT, and levelling the playing field between traditional and digital businesses.”