Licensed trade, tourism and hospitality sectors give evidence to Committee
30 October 2018
Representatives from England's licensed trade sector and the chairs of two All-Party Parliamentary Groups will give evidence to the Regenerating Seaside Towns Committee.
Tuesday 30 October in Committee Room 2A, Palace of Westminster
At approximately 3.20pm
- Daniel Davies, Chairman, Institute of Licensing
- Brigid Simmonds OBE, Chief Executive, British Beer and Pub Association
At approximately 4.10pm
- Gordon Marsden MP, Chair, All-Party Parliamentary Group for Tourism, Leisure and the Hospitality Industry
- Steve Double MP, Chair, All-Party Parliamentary Group for the Visitors' Economy.
Questions the Committee is likely to ask include:
- How does the night-time economy support economic activity in seaside towns and communities?
- How would a cut in tourism VAT help the UK's tourism and hospitality industries?
- What impact is the current business rates regime having on the licensed trade operating in coastal areas?
- Is the hospitality industry right to be concerned about the potential impact leaving the European Union will have on its workforce?
- Is change needed at the national level to address challenges faced by the education and skills system in seaside towns, particularly at the secondary level?
- Do local authorities have sufficient powers and resources to deal with the housing problems they face?
- How much of a difference has the Coastal Communities Fund made? Does it have enough money?
- What should the key priorities be for the Shared Prosperity Fund? How can coastal towns and communities benefit from it?