The hospitality sector within the UK will provide the jobs that the country desires over the next ten years. That’s if it has the correct support in place from the Government, according to UKHospitality.
Statistics released by the Office for National Statistics demonstrated that the hospitality sector created a large 46,000 jobs in the past twelve months. That indicates that nearly 1 in 6 jobs across the UK are within the hospitality sector. In addition, the sector has recorded around half a million jobs created since 2009.
UKHospitality has taken it amongst themselves to call upon politicians to provide a good level of support as a priority. This is in order to ensure the continued growth of the hospitality industry.
The chief executive at UKHospitality, Kate Nicholls said: “Despite some difficult trading conditions, rising costs and struggles on high streets, hospitality has still added half a million jobs in the past decade.
“This doesn’t just how, not just how important the sector is in terms of employment. It also shows how resilient and adaptable businesses are. This is fantastic work from a sector that deserves recognition as a huge economic asset.
“If we get the correct support from the incoming Government, there is no reason why hospitality cannot exceed this figure over the next decade. Conversely, if Governments over the next ten years do no support hospitality, the sector may struggle to repeat its feat.
“Whoever wins the General Election must acknowledge the importance of our sector. As well as the challenges and opportunities these businesses face daily. Support for hospitality must be a priority, whoever forms the next Government.”