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.
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Update from the TSA Chief Executive - 16th July 2020
We are definitely starting to get a feeling that the worst is behind us and at least we are starting to discuss doing laundry again.