Futures Forum: Left behind: coastal communities on the fringe
And coastal businesses are also having a hard time:
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They can 'build resilience':
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And they can reinvent themselves:
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A parliamentary committee has been looking into the issues:
With a report from the BBC:
Seaside towns 'still old-fashioned and closed in winter'
21 Nov 2017
A report into Britain's seaside towns says there are still perceptions of them as old-fashioned, closed in the winter and difficult to get to.
The conclusions come from the all-party Parliamentary Group for the Visitor Economy, chaired by St Austell and Newquay Conservative MP, Steve Double.
The group has been looking at how the seaside economy could continue to thrive if and when European funding is withdrawn once the UK has left the EU.
They've come up with a list or recommendations which include reducing VAT on tourist accommodation and attractions to 5%, introducing more frequent bus services, and reducing the aggressive behaviour of seagulls in some resorts which have been putting visitors off.
Mr Double said the British coastline was a national asset with great potential and which, with the right investment, could drive regeneration, economic growth and job creation.
BBC Local Live: Devon & Cornwall on Tuesday 21 November 2017 - BBC News
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This is what the hospitality industry thinks:
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