Dresden (dpa/sn) - In view of the shortage of skilled workers and temporary workers, which has increased during the pandemic, as well as rising energy, food and staff costs, the Hotel and Restaurant Association of Saxony is calling for planning security for autumn and winter. The industry will not survive another lockdown, said Dehoga President Axel Hüpkes on Monday. The decision of the state government to completely close the companies in December 2021, unlike in all other federal states, accelerated the migration, said CEO Axel Klein. The state government must also work to ensure that the regulation for a VAT rate of 7 instead of 19 percent is extended. "This money goes directly to the companies."
According to a Dehoga survey, 15 percent of entrepreneurs fear insolvency as a result of the pandemic. 85 percent of the companies have new existential concerns because of the cost increases. "You need a certain normality, not just in the summer," said Hüpkes. The industry is also looking forward to the extension of the special regulation for foreign workers to hotels and restaurants announced by the federal government, which will simplify immigration.