Effect of the UK leaving the EU on tourism and the creative industries
Published Friday, April 13, 2018
This debate pack has been prepared ahead of the debate on the Effect of the UK leaving the EU on tourism and the creative industries , to be held in Westminster Hall on Tuesday 17 April at 2.30PM. This debate will be led by Christine Jardine MP.
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- Tourism contributed £66.1 billion to the economy in 2016. This was 3.8% of total economic output in the UK.
- The economic output of the tourism industry has increased each year since 2010, and by 34% in total between 2010 and 2016.
- There were 1.5 million jobs directly associated with tourism in the UK in 2015. This was 4.5% of all jobs in the UK.
- The creative industries in the UK account for 6% of employment and 5% of economic output.
- The largest of the creative sub-sectors is the IT, software and computer services industry, employing 640,000 people, 34% of all creative industry employees and accouting for 40% of the economic output of the whole creative sector.
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