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Licensed trade, tourism and hospitality sectors give evidence to Committee

30 October 2018

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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.

Possible questions

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?

Further information

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