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Protections for England’s coastal communities ‘not fit for purpose’

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Government climate advisors have warned that a new strategy is urgently needed to tackle the expected impacts of climate change on England’s seaside towns. In a new report, the Committee on Climate Change found that coastal communities, infrastructure and landscapes in England are already under significant pressure from flooding and erosion, with these threats set to increase in the future. This...

A fit for purpose tax system, less red tape and workforce for the future: UKHospitality sets its agenda

Spearheading the hospitality sector’s representation on the strategic, structural and regulatory issues, the chief executive of the newly formed body UKHospitality, Kate Nicholls, tells Coinslot just what the future campaigns must be. The 2017 Parliamentary Coastal Communities inquiry report showed that 250 million visits are made to the UK’s coast each year, generating £17 billion to the economy. The inquiry...

New look Skegness seafront planned to boost tourism

skegness tourism
  The area of Skegness seafront that hosts its amusement park, FECs and pier is in line for an uplift under plans announced by the local authority.   Last week, East Lindsey District Council held an initial meeting with key partners and organisations to discuss drawing up a “Skegness Foreshore Design Manual”. The aim of the manual is to provide a more consistent...

Bright future for Scarborough tourism trade

Bright future for Scarborough tourism trade
The positive impact of a council tourism initiative is being felt along the Scarborough beachfront, with marked improvements in income and footfall. There is, however, much more to be done but for the moment, operators like Nobles Seaton Carew are backing the programme. Scarborough, the jewel of the Yorkshire coast and one of the most popular UK tourist destinations outside...

Tourism VAT cut would boost seaside resorts, says Butlin’s director

Coinslot - Butlin's Chris Baron VAT
Chris Baron, resort director at Butlin's Skegness, believes that reducing tourism VAT would be the most effective way to help all of the UK’s coastal communities.   The resort director of Butlin's Skegness has made the case for a reduction in tourism VAT being the best way to tackle the challenges facing seaside resorts. Chris Baron, who has worked for the holiday...

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