The British Hospitality Association (BHA) has called on political parties to take hospitality seriously, as part of its ‘manifesto’ ahead of the General Election on 6 May. In the manifesto the BHA says that the hospitality industry needs the next government to make capital allowances better suited to new hotel development. It also wants Tourist Green Zones to be set up in resorts, with tax incentives to aid regeneration. “One of the most damaging decisions of recent years was the Treasury’s withdrawal of the Hotel Buildings Allowance and the introduction of an unsatisfactory new capital allowance regime,” it says. The manifesto disapproves of the breakdown of the tourist board structure in England. Other measures that the manifesto demands includes, a more consistent approach to the funding of training and education in hospitality and a change in capital allowances to make them better-suited to hotel development.