UKHospitality CEO Kate Nicholls, comments on new funding for hospitality and tourism via the government’s Community Ownership Fund grants, announced today:
“This £12.3m in funding, with £1.2m earmarked specifically for four pubs, is really positive news. For the pubs in receipt of grants this will no doubt prove a lifeline at a time when trading can be tough and enable them to continue serving their communities.
“In addition to this, the boost to tourism that will come from the new tourist railway line in Yorkshire, which is to receive £1m to rebuild the line between Keighley and Oxenhope, will be a massive boon to hospitality businesses of all kinds in the region. Local hotels, restaurants, pubs and attractions will be able to look positively to the future and invest in job creation and the local area.
“This kind of targeted government investment is crucial to support hospitality, both directly and indirectly, and we hope the sector can continue to benefit from initiatives like the Community Ownership Fund.”