The report from credit agency Experian noted that overall numbers of young people setting up on their own are up by nearly a quarter

Hospitality entrepreneurs on the rise

By Rachel Parkes

The numbers of young entrepreneurs starting up businesses in the hospitality industry is on the increase, according to a recent report, which defined the sector as ‘vulnerable’ due to short-term operating challenges.

With the new funding and through schemes such as Employment 1st, more young people could be given the chance to become chefs

£1bn youth jobs fund: The hospitality industry’s reaction

By Luke Nicholls

Following the recent revelations that the Government is to inject £1bn of new funding into a new scheme to tackle youth unemployment, leading hospitality industry bodies have given BigHospitality their thoughts on how it could affect the sector.

The BHA argues that the 2012 London Olympics will open up new visitor markets

BHA hits back at 2012 Olympics detractors

By Rachel Johnson

The British Hospitality Association (BHA) has hit back at detractors of the 2012 London Olympics, saying that the Games will provide an immediate benefit and “leave a long-lasting legacy” to the hospitality industry

Guy Parsons has made leaving the BHA his first major decision as incoming chief executive

Travelodge quits the British Hospitality Association

By Chris Druce

Budget hotel chain Travelodge has elected to go it alone and has resigned from the British Hospitality Association (BHA), claiming it can represent its interests just as well as the industry body

Music fee refunds are guaranteed following today's ruling

Hospitality industry guaranteed £20m music fee refund

By Emma Eversham

The BHA and the BBPA secure a victory against a High Court appeal over music licence fees, meaning pubs, restaurants and hotels who paid over the odds are guaranteed up to £20m in refunds.

Tips law change made at wrong time says BHA

Tips law change made at wrong time says BHA

By Emma Eversham

The Government’s decision to move forward with plans to make it illegal for employers to top up staff wages with tips will land the industry with a high wage bill when it is already struggling says the British Hospitality Association


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