London Food Strategy recognises importance of sector


UKHospitality has reacted to the publication of the London Food Strategy by highlighting the importance of the hospitality sector and has reiterated its desire to support the Mayor’s vision for food.

UKHospitality Chief Executive Kate Nicholls said: “Hospitality plays an integral role in the Mayor’s plan for promoting healthier attitudes towards food. Eating out is a fun recreational activity that is vital to the wellbeing of Londoners as well as being beneficial to the economy.

“The Mayor recognises the importance of the food and drink sector in London, particularly the fantastic employment and skills development on offer. This includes supporting smaller businesses’ access to apprenticeship levy funding. He has also reiterated his support for enhancing London’s status as a world-leading food destination and support for tourism and hospitality.

“We look forward to working with the Mayor to ensure that any new measures are practicable and do not have any unintended consequences on vital hospitality businesses.

“UKHospitality will continue to engage with the Mayor and the London Food Board to ensure the city’s hospitality sector is at the heart of plans to promote good food and continues to thrive.”

Source: UKHospitality