The data, according to the latest Lumina Intelligence Hospitality Leaders Poll, also found that over one in five respondents (21%) expect to bring back their staff from furlough by or after June with nearly half (49%) of respondents planning to bring back all staff members as soon as possible.
Just over a quarter (27%) of respondents, which are operators of restaurants, pubs and QSR businesses, plan to bring back all staff members gradually over the year.
Of those asked, only 5% say they plan to bring back fewer staff because of having to have made significant redundancies, while 9% say they intend plan to bring back some staff whose jobs had to be cut because of closures due to lockdown.
Confidence among the sector has improved week on week, with just shy of three-quarters of respondents to this survey (74%) saying they are confident in the future of their business, up from 69%.
The Hospitality Leaders Poll is a conducted by Lumina Intelligence on behalf of BigHospitality, MCA and the Morning Advertiser.