Sacha Lord unveiled his 5 Point Plan to save Hospitality at the Labour Party Conference on October 8th.
At the 2023 Labour Party Conference, Sacha unveiled his 5 Point Plan...one he says the party need to adopt in order to save Hospitality - a sector that has been decimated over recent years.
The 12.5% VAT rate for Hospitality and Tourism was a lifeline for the sector, and must be reinstated.
This would allow the UK to compete with many European countries (where average rates are 8-9%).
Ultimately, 12.5% of revenue for the exchequer is better than 20% of nothing, which will repeatedly be the result if businesses go under (to say nothing of the lost PAYE/business rates and corporation tax revenue).
Britain suffered a net decline of 4,593 licensed premises in the year leading up to March 2023.
It's time the business rate system is reformed to actively support and encourage venues that provide a social and community good, such as pubs and restaurants.
Our diverse and vibrant regional Night Time Economies are curtailed by overly centralised licensing laws that risk imposing a one-size-fits-all approach on the industry.
Instead, local authorities should have greater powers to control licensing.
The government must give Ofgem more power to be able to step in and insist business customers are released from untenable long-term energy contracts, set when the prices of energy and gas were astronomically high.
Energy companies must stop using energy-intensive Hospitality businesses as a cash cow, crippling them while at the same time, recording record profits.
In order for our Hospitality sector to thrive, we must cultivate a talented workforce.
Careers in Hospitality can be extremely rewarding and lead to high skilled jobs.
The Government should reform the curriculum to reflect the millions of permanent jobs in the industry, introduce a Hospitality T Level (not just catering), and encourage students to consider the industry for careers, not merely Saturday jobs.
Sacha Lord sent a powerful message to Rishi Sunak during the Conservative Party Conference, taking a stance against his treatment of Freelancers during the pandemic.
The Charity Commission has now registered The Sacha Lord Foundation as a Charity.
Tales From The Dance Floor...a book detailing 3 decades of untold stories throughout Sacha's career and Manchester Nightlife has been signed to Harper North/Harper Collins.
Following the news that Hatch, a Manchester city-centre food and drink hub, will be closing at the end of September 2023, before re-opening at the end of 2024 under new developers, Sacha Lord has offered jobs at The Warehouse Project to all employees affected by the closure.
Sacha Lord paid everyone’s food and drink bill at The Thirsty Korean on August 20th.
In June 2023, the Government announced that they would be doing a U-turn on their back-of-house drugs testing policy just 48 hours before the beginning of Parklife weekend.
Sacha requested an extension of the four week notice period given to vendors ahead of the venue’s closure at the end of September 2023.