Over a third of hospitality businesses believe the rising costs of raw ingredients will have to be passed onto customers via price increases, according to a new survey.

The most recent Nisbets Pulse Survey found that for 65 per cent of operators more expensive raw goods represented the biggest increase in expenditure for their businesses since the Brexit vote in June 2016.

Over half of those questioned remained unsure as to how leaving the EU would affect their business in the end. Of those that had decided, just 19 per cent said they felt things would be better for their business after the UK has left.

Despite uncertainty in the medium to long-term, however, over half of operators felt "very positive" about the year ahead.

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