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.
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Discover 3 decades of untold stories from Manchester, The Warehouse Project, and Parklife, going right back to Sankeys and The Hacienda in Sacha Lord's upcoming book, Tales From The Dance Floor.
Sacha Lord paid the food and drinks bill for anyone who attended Frankie's Fish Bar 3-7pm on 17/12/23 in an effort to support local independent Hospitality businesses in Greater Manchester.
Sacha Lord called on Greater Manchester residents to nominate their favourite independent Hospitality business from each of the 10 boroughs for free advertising on Manchester City Centre's largest digital screen.
Sacha called on people to nominate those in need of some extra love this Christmas.
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.