The Government has launched its Hospitality Strategy this morning.
While the full strategy doesn’t yet seem to be published, the announcement notes that it includes:
- Highlighting opportunities in the hospitality industry to jobseekers through DWP’s dedicated work coaches and helping the sector address current recruitment challenges
- Recovery measures for the sector will include working with the British Business Bank and directly with lenders to support access to finance for hospitality firms
- The Government is exploring options for vocational skills and training that support careers in the sector, including apprenticeships and a T-Level
- Helping the sector reduce emissions, including by cutting waste and single-use plastic consumption
It also includes extensions to the existing covid-related pavement licence and takeaway pint planning allowances.
Futher updates will be provided once the full strategy is release.