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UKH welcomes Government ban on exclusivity clauses for lowest paid

Following the announcement by Business Minister Paul Scully that the Government is to widen its ban on exclusivity clauses to include those earning less than £123 a week, UKHospitality CEO has made comment.

Kate Nicholls, said, “Currently the hospitality sector has over 160,000 vacancies, double that of pre-pandemic levels, and recruitment is a key challenge for operators looking to rebuild and recover following the last two years. We therefore see this move as positive for both businesses and workers in the sector.

“Pre-pandemic the industry generated £130bn in economic activity and contributed £39bn of tax to the Exchequer. To fully recover and, crucially, to play an optimal role in the national economic recovery, we need to attract and retain good people at all levels. Offering flexibility is a critical part of this.

“People are at the very heart of what we do and the sector offers a wide range of fulfilling roles and careers for people of all ages, levels of experience and expertise.”