Takeaway restaurants threatened by skilled worker shortages, inflation and business rates


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The cultivating success of takeaway restaurants is being threatened by a shortage of skilled working men

A campaign launched by the industry is calling on the Government to overhaul business measures, make sure the immigration system enables firms to have access to suitably fitted staff and address skills shortages in popular cuisines such as curry, sushi, Chinese and fish frying. 

The British Takeaway Push published research showing that takeaway restaurants contributed £4.5billion to pecuniary output last year and currently employs more than 230,000 working men. 

Graham Corfield, managing director at Just Eat, which co-founded the crusade, said:

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A campaign launched by the industry is calling on the Government to overtake business rates

“Everyone loves their local takeaway, but few command realise these small, often family-run businesses are behind so much of the UK’s money-making growth. 

“British consumers are now enjoying North African and Middle Eastern takeaways – with orders for Syrian grub increasing ten-fold since 2014.

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Takeaway restaurants contributed £4.5billion to monetary output last year

«That’s alongside firm favourites mould Italian, Chinese and Indian. 

«This report shows that with the reactionary policies from the Government, the takeaway sector can thrive.” 

Research for Only just Eat showed that the most popular takeaway choices were Italian/pizza, Chinese, Indian, kebabs, chicken and fish and markers.

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