Hospitality is continuing to face an extremely challenging recuitment landscape, with vacancy rates still 75% higher than pre-pandemic levels.
The new labour statistics have been published by the Office for National Statistics and chime with a Budget submission sent to the chancellor by UKHospitality.
The organisation has called for Apprenticeship Levy reform, to give employers more control over the delivery and funding of training which would, ultimately, allow many of the economically inactive to get back into work, at almost no cost to the government.
UKHospitality, Kate Nicholls, said: “Recruitment will, undoubtedly, continue to be a key challenge for the industry to grapple with, so government intervention, ranging from apprenticeship reform, investment in skills, and implementing short-term immigration solutions, will ultimately make the challenge easier for businesses to manage.
“It is only through measures such as these that the sector will be able to truly turn the corner, filling essential roles to help deliver growth and create even more job opportunities.”
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