Support swells in all sectors

15 June 2006
Support swells in all sectors

More than 3,250 readers have signed up to Caterer‘s Say No To Bed Tax campaign, so thanks to everyone who has supported us so far.

Caterer will deliver the collected petitions to Sir Michael Lyons later this month. If you haven't yet added your name to the cause, sign the petition now.

Of the 2,935 petitions analysed, most signatories (37%) were from the hotel sector, with an additional 7% coming from guesthouses and B&Bs.
A further 26% of signatures came from the pub and bar trade and 25% from other occupations, demonstrating clear evidence of pan-industry support.

Out of 1,095 petitions signed by members of the hotel industry, 39% were from owners and landlords, 12% from chief executives or directors and 9% from general managers.

The campaign has attracted most support from London and the South-east, with 41% of petitions coming from the region.

Key findings from the petitions

SectorLocationOccupation
Hotels 37%South-east 41%Owners 24%
Pubs & bars26%North 4%CEOs 9%
B&Bs7%South-west 4%General managers8%
Others25%Midlands 3%Chefs 2%
Scotland 2%Receptionists 7%
East Anglia 2%

All figures relate to the 2,935 petitions analysed by Caterer

More news, comment and letters on Caterer‘s bed tax campaign here >>

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