General election toolkit available to pub operators

Operators can find out about UKHospitality’s strategy and understand the sector’s key asks.

A new general election toolkit has been launched for pub and bar operators, as part of UKHospitality’s election strategy.

By accessing the toolkit, all hospitality operators can invite parliamentary candidates to visit their venue, find out more about UKHospitality’s overall strategy and understand the sector’s key asks.

Named 'Serving Britain', the trade body's policy document outlines ideas to unlock growth across the country over specific timelines. 

With the first few months of a new parliament critical in making an early impact, UKHospitality is focusing on two key reforms over the first 100 days of the new government. Reforming business rates and the Apprenticeship Levy sit at the top of the priority pile.

Following that, staff costs and green investment will be targeted over the first 100 weeks, while planning rules and VAT will be a focus across the entire parliamentary term.

Tell your story

"General election campaigns are all about making your voice heard, and hospitality has one of the best stories to tell," says Kate Nicholls, chief executive of UKHospitality. "We’ve already been meeting candidates up and down the country, telling them about the critical work the sector does serving Britain and creating places where people want to live, work and invest. 

"Now, we’re making sure that businesses have the tools to tell their story to local candidates. Inviting prospective MPs to your venue allows you to show them first-hand just how important hospitality is in creating jobs, driving economic growth and fostering a sense of community in our cities, towns and villages. 

"Our work over the past year and a half has already been hugely successful in securing critical pledges from political parties and the general election campaign is yet another step in our strategy to ensure the next parliament is filled with MPs who will champion our sector."

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