West Midlands test bed?

Updated on May 28, 2020 in General
0 on May 28, 2020

Regional leaders have called on government to allow the West Midlands to become a national test bed for an early reopening of the tourism, hospitality and cultural sector, which include the running of events.

The region’s tourism, hospitality and the cultural businesses have been hardest hit by the lockdown and, with little or no trading revenue being generated, have been almost entirely reliant on the furlough scheme to avoid wholesale redundancies and business closures.

With tourism, hospitality and cultural businesses in the West Midlands supporting more than 135,000 jobs, the sector contributes around £12.6bn a year to the local economy.



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