“We’re disappointed that, at a time when the hospitality and meetings is among many industries losing EU workers as a result of Brexit, there is so little in the Autumn Budget Statement to address the recruitment issues highlighted by our annual Brexit survey.

“We hope that some of the extra £400m to educate 16 to 19 year olds might go to encourage to train in the sector.

“As HBAA is supporting social enterprise company Buses4Homeless this year, we welcome the £54m that is being allocated to address homelessness.”

Adam is the co-founder and editor of www.eventindustrynews.com Adam, a technology evangelist also organises Event Tech Live, Europe’s only show dedicated to event technology and the Event Technology Awards. Both events take place in November, London.