TSA - Open Letter to the Government - Textile Care Hospitality Industry - 12 May 2020
12 May 2020
For the attention of
I am again writing another open letter to you as Chief Executive of the Textile Services Association (TSA), the trade association for the industrial and commercial laundry industry.
We have been lobbying and writing to various government departments since our first open letter on the 25th March. Unfortunately, the direct responses we have received do not address the points raised and simply direct us to the government websites. If you are unable to agree with our concerns, please may we at least ask that we receive the reasoning behind your decision as we feel our points are tremendously crucial for our industry to survive.
Our message is simple, our hospitality laundries are part of the hospitality industry.
The current situation is extremely unfair, we respectfully ask you to issue clear guidelines that includes laundries as one of the benefactors of the Hospitality Grant (Small Business Grant Fund) and the Business Rate Relief scheme. I repeat we are a fully integrated part of the hospitality sector.
Our claim is supported by UK Hospitality who recognise that their industry cannot re-open without the laundry industry ready and able to support them.
Textile Services Association
Championing the Textile Services Industry
Update from the TSA Chief Executive - 13th May 2020
This is update number eight! Never even thought of numbering them when we started way back in March! We are starting to get into a bit of a routine around the lobbying, write a letter, get a standard reply, write another letter.
Update from the TSA Chief Executive - 6th May 2020
Another week in lockdown! As we celebrate VE day this Friday it starts to feel a bit like a war time effort, I wonder when we can celebrate our own VE day with regards to this war.
Update from the TSA Chief Executive - 29th April 2020
It will come as no surprise to confirm it continues to be extremely busy at the TSA. With 50 participants on the Webinar last week it demonstrates there is a real need for us to continue to all work together throughout this crisis and try to mitigate the long-term impact on our industry.