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Report calls for suite of supportive measures for the hospitality sector, but fails to include measures that would encourage more sustainable business models

With the hospitality sector having seen a 90% reduction in revenues due to the lockdown, a report by UK Hospitality follows an inquiry by the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Hospitality and Tourism, and calls for a suite of supportive measures for the sector, including:
– cutting tourism VAT to encourage domestic tourism
– rethinking business rates
– support for rent and other business costs
– an extension of the furlough scheme
– the creation of an October bank holiday.

As of yet, no mention has been made of how this could be aligned with the concept of ‘build back better’ but the Food Foundation feels that economic support should take into account how food businesses can work to better align their business models with a healthy, just and sustainable food system.

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