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Energy costs force hospitality firms to raise prices and cut hours

A joint poll by trade organisations UKHospitality, the British Institute of Innkeeping (BII), the British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA) and Hospitality Ulster received just over 300 responses from businesses operating 6,000 venues

“Soaring” energy costs are forcing some hospitality businesses to raise their prices and cut trading hours, according to a new survey by four leading hospitality trade bodies.

The joint poll by trade organisations UKHospitality, the British Institute of Innkeeping (BII), the British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA) and Hospitality Ulster revealed that 76% of businesses are mitigating skyrocketing energy costs by reducing their gas and electricity usage and raising prices, while 38% have cut their trading hours.

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