Commenting on today’s Spending Review, UKHospitality Chief Executive Kate Nicholls said: “An extra £60 million for the GREAT marketing campaign abroad and continuation of the Discover England Fund will help promote inbound tourism and showcase visitor destinations across England. It is important that the UK remains welcoming and seen to be open for business as we navigate Brexit. Deal or no deal, hospitality is a key element in the tourism offer.
“The £241 million from the Towns Fund in 2020-21 to support the regeneration of high streets, town centres and local economies will help. This does, however, need to be followed by a wider package of support, particularly on business rates, if high streets are to be properly boosted.”