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Small Businesses: Staff

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN 40887, tabled on 20 July 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department is taking steps to help small businesses find kitchen staff.

Answered on

6 September 2022

We are in regular dialogue with the sector and are aware of the recruitment challenges facing businesses. The Hospitality Council is actively looking at this issue and the Government's Hospitality Strategy covers the sector's skills needs.

To help address labour shortages, the Department for Work and Pensions are currently using work coaches to help find local talent and Plans for Jobs programmes, as well as Sector-based Work Academy Programmes.