FEA Letter to Lobby Government for the Betterment of the Indusrty

On Friday 24th April the FEA, in collaboration with ceda, sent a letter to Prime Minister Boris Johnson and to our contact at BEIS.

We are seeking an immediate extension to the furlough scheme for the foodservice equipment supply chain in line with any parallel development for hospitality industry operators and immediate alignment with business rate support as an eligible group. It is critical that there is total alignment between our sector and the hospitality operator sector.

This should specifically include equipment manufacturers, distributors and importers, designers, dealers, service and spare parts companies.

Only by doing this will there be the infrastructure, skills, and services to support current needs and support the regeneration of the industry when that time comes.

The letter is also being used to seek support from UK Hospitality and the British Takeaway Campaign.

FEA Patron Lord Trefgarne will be sending it, on our behalf, to Michael Gove and to Rishi Sunak.

We will continue to lobby Government for the betterment of everyone involved within the industry.

With your support and involvement a collective approach boosts efforts and creates a loud unified voice.

Attached are all of the letters that have so far been sent to lobby Government on behalf of our member and the industry.

The letters have been written for you to use and amend as appropriate for your business to send to your local MP. A strong collective approach will boost efforts and create a loud unified voice.

For employees that live in constituencies that differ from where your business is based please also forward the letter on to them. The wider the engagement, the greater the chance of action.

We would like to hear if you send the letter and of any correspondence you may receive.

If you have any questions, please contact Keith Warren, FEA Chief Executive, directly; keith.warren@FEA.org.uk.