Castle Point MP Rebecca Harris recently met with UKHospitality in Parliament to discuss new figures showing that hospitality is a significant part of the local economy in Castle Point, delivering £47 million to the economy as a whole and employing 2,110 people. This new data demonstrates the important role hospitality, leisure and tourism plays in our local community. She also discussed further business support ahead of the Autumn Statement in a few weeks time.
Nationally, hospitality contributes £93 billion to the UK economy and is the third largest employer in the country, providing 3.5 million people with jobs.
Rebecca Harris MP said: “Hospitality is key for our communities and I am pleased to see that it is contributing so much locally. They also informed me that our local businesses have vacancies available and so I would encourage anybody interested to apply and see the benefit of working in these exciting roles."
UKHospitality's Kate Nicholls said: “Hospitality is truly unique in its contribution to every part of the country. From bustling cities to our more idyllic small towns and villages, venues like the local pub or coffee shop act as critical pillars of our communities and help bring people together. As these figures show, hospitality is also a significant driver of economic growth and, crucially, helps employ so many people. It’s fantastic to be able to share this with MPs and receive so many pledges of support for the sector.”