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Hospitality Industry: Small Businesses

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN HL824, tabled on 7 June 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government what additional steps they are taking to support small businesses in filling job vacancies in the hospitality sector.

Answered on

21 June 2021

The Department regularly meets with representatives from across the sector to discuss how it can recover and build back from the pandemic.

We are doing everything we can to support hospitality on its road to recovery. This includes offering generous incentives to employers to recruit staff, with hundreds of young people starting work every day through the Kickstart Scheme. We are providing employers with a hiring incentive for each new apprentice they hire, helping more people across a broad range of industries. We are also investing £126 million in additional support to help create 40,000 more traineeships in England, funding high-quality work placements and training for 16-24-year olds in 2021-22.