With uncertainty still surrounding the UK's withdrawal from the EU at the end of October, UKHospitalty and the Tourism Alliance have joined forces to publish guidance for the hospitality and tourism sectors in the event of a no-deal Brexit.
A range of issues covered in the guidance include: • The potential economic impact of leaving the EU without a deal • The impact on the UK's hospitality and tourism workforce • Potential disruption to supply chains including tariffs • Data protection requirements for businesses • Food labelling in the event of a no-deal Brexit. UKHospitality will also holding a webinar on Thursday 17 October for its members and the wider hospitality sector, giving businesses an opportunity to raise questions and prepare ahead of the scheduled exit date.
Kate Nicholls, chief executive of UKHospitality and chair of the Tourism Alliance, said: "We are now less than three weeks from the scheduled withdrawal from the EU and, as it stands, we are leaving without a deal.
"Much can change in the coming days and weeks but it is absolutely vital that businesses leave nothing to chance and prepare as comprehensively as possible. Our guidance is being made available to all our members and non-members, to make sure that everybody is up to speed and prepared for Brexit."
To view the Brexit guidance, visit: https://www.ukhospitality.org.uk/page/BrexitBriefing
To sign up for the webinar, go to: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/6953806716390382860