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Brexit's impact on hospitality businesses

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Businesses across Cumbria's hospitality and tourism sector are being asked to put forward their questions and ideas on the approaching Brexit deadline.

The Lakes Hospitality Trade Show in will host a debate to tackle issues including border controls for visitors, import tariffs, the potential for increased operating costs and the recruitment and supply of EU workers.

It will also give businesses practical steps on how to make the most out of Brexit.

"We are expecting this to be a lively and inspired debate. With all the uncertainty surrounding Brexit, it is an opportunity to look at some of the specific issues that matter to the hospitality industry, including free movement of people, migrant workers and future recruitment. This will be a great opportunity to hear from industry experts, as well as giving businesses a platform to air their views on the momentous days which lie ahead."

– Jonathan Denby, Co-director of the Lakes Hospitality Association

The trade show is taking place at Junction 36, Rural Auction Centre in Crooklands, near Kendal on Wednesday 13 and Thursday 14 March.