Following the General Election results, which saw the Conservative Party win by its biggest margin since 1987, UKinbound CEO Joss Croft has urged the new Government to extend the Brexit transition period. In a statement released today, 13 December, Croft said: “We welcome the new Government and look forward to continuing our dialogue and working with them on the key priorities for the inbound tourism industry during the Brexit transition period and beyond.”
Croft stated that the industry contributed £23bn to the UK economy last year.
However, to continue the industry’s growth, Croft argued it needs to have “access to employees from all over the world, frictionless borders for our visitors post Brexit and continued strong promotion of the UK as a welcoming destination.”
Croft also proposed that the Government “extends the Brexit transition period beyond December 2020 if needed so that businesses have enough time to prepare.”
Michael Hirst OBE, chairman of BVEP also welcomes the new Government. He said: “The events industry has worked successfully with the Conservative Government to raise the profile of the Industry and have its contribution to the economy properly recognised. I am confident that this good working relationship will continue to grow.”
He added that BVEP will provide a “unified industry voice” and will “step up its efforts to promote the benefits of a strong events economy to the economic and social well-bring of the U.K.”
Through the Events Industry Board, BVEP will “continue to offer guidance to Ministers as to how best the industry can support Government objectives of making Britain the leading European Nation for business events” Hirst commented.
Hirst concluded that in a post Brexit Britain, the events industry will have a “unique role in facilitating trade, growing exports, disseminating scientific research, attracting inward investment, improving productivity, creating community cohesion and driving the visitor economy.
“As the new Government fashions its policies and gets ready for business, the events industry stands ready to deliver.”
Source: Conference News
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