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What do the Government's changes to Skilled Worker visas mean for restaurants

The Lowdown: changes to Skilled Worker visas

By Joe Lutrario

The Government has released important new information about its changes to a means of employing staff from abroad that has been a 'lifeline' for some parts of the hospitality industry.

How restaurants can improve staff retention

Seven ways to improve staff retention

By Polly Robinson

Coach and hospitality leadership trainer Polly Robinson on the importance of checking in on staff and making them feel seen, heard and valued.

Sunak urged to reassess rise in worker visa fees

Sunak urged to reassess rise in worker visa fees

By James McAllister

Rishi Sunak is facing calls to rethink a planned increase in visa fees for migrant workers amid fears it will harm the UK’s competitiveness and efforts to plug labour shortages.

US-themed casual dining chain Fridays has chosen to defy industry norms by ditching free staff food

The Lowdown: staff meals

By Joe Lutrario

US-themed casual dining chain Fridays has chosen to defy industry norms by ditching free staff food.

Photo: Fred’s Last Resort/E4

The Lowdown: Fred’s Last Resort

By James McAllister

Fred Sirieix is tackling the sector’s recruitment crisis once again with a new TV show which sees a dozen young Brits battle it out for a job in high-end hospitality.

Study shows number of UK workers seeking jobs in the hospitality sector has surged

'Surge' in UK workers seeking hospitality jobs

By James McAllister

The number of UK workers seeking jobs in hospitality has 'surged' over recent months, according to new data from Caterer.com, with a 'tremendous uplift' in job applications per vacancy.

Hospitality staff headcount remains 11% lower than 2019

Staff headcounts remain 11% lower than 2019

By James McAllister

Overall staff headcounts in hospitality were 5% higher in December 2022 compared to 2021, but remain 11% lower than in 2019, according to the latest figures from Fourth.

The Lowdown: Hospitality Rising

The Lowdown: Hospitality Rising

By Restaurant

The shortage of workers in the hospitality sector is being tackled by a bold recruitment campaign targeting young people.

'World’s biggest' hospitality recruitment drive begins

'World’s biggest' hospitality recruitment drive begins

By Restaurant

The ‘world’s biggest hospitality recruitment initiative’ targeting the next generation of workers launches today with the backing of chefs including Tom Kerridge, Rick Stein, Angela Hartnett and Raymond Blanc.