News: November 2018

Marriott Hotels breach – UK regulators involved

30 November 2018

UK data protection regulator the ICO has confirmed that it has received notification from Marriott Hotels regarding the widely reported hack (said to involve 500M consumers) involving the Starwood reservation system. The ICO says only that it is ‘making enquiries’.

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UK’s hotel sector stands firm in tough year

6 November 2018

HVS Chairman (London Office), Russell Kett, discusses how the hotels sector has “stood firm in what is proving a tough trading year”.

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What does the Autumn Budget 2018 mean for hospitality?

1 November 2018

Philip Hammond’s November 2018 Budget had some good news for the hospitality sector: the reduction in business rates for restaurants and others with a rateable value of less than £51,000 will reduce rates by a third; the lowering of the apprenticeship levy from 10% to 5% for small and medium sized enterprises should also assist […]

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