The ALMR commented on the outcome of the General Election.
The organization simultaneously signalled its willingness to work with the Government to help support the UK’s dynamic eating and drinking out sector.
CEO Kate Nicholls, said: “The key short-term impact is that there is a vacuum where businesses need clarity and certainty. It is of paramount importance that any new government is in place swiftly, in order to address the immediate and desperate needs of hospitality businesses trying to operate amid the cost burdens of business rates, the National Living Wage and the many other current pressures on pub and restaurant operators.
“The complexion of the next Government remains unclear, but as we approach Brexit and a new Government looks to secure a new deal for the UK economy, high street hospitality businesses are going to play a crucial role. We are ready to provide our support and are looking forward to working alongside the new Government at this incredibly important time.
“We are sorry to have lost some true friends of the sector in Parliament, whose support has been valued and appreciated. However, we are also pleased to see so many of our friends and champions re-elected to Parliament. We congratulate them and look forward to working with them and their new colleagues, to safeguard the commercial climate within which our members work.”
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