In the UK, the rainy weather in April was cited as one of the main reasons for the slowdown in economic growth, which affected consumer demand, particularly in the hospitality sector. This economic downturn underlines the importance of the hospitality sector “because if hospitality suffers from falling demand, the whole economy suffers”. To restore the hospitality sector, the government needs to take a number of steps: fixing business rates, reforming apprenticeships and reducing employment costs. These will allow hospitality to grow and create places where people want to live, work and invest (UKHospitality).