Overall, the notional deficit fell by £1.3 billion in 2016-17 to stand at 8.3% of GDP. Onshore revenues increased by £3.3 billion (6.1%) between 2015-16 and 2016-17 – the fastest increase since current records began in 1998-99 – while North Sea revenue also grew.
The consortium of tourism industry bodies comprising BHA, SLTA and STA acknowledges the publication today of the report of the Barclay Review of Business Rates and recognises the significant amount of work which has gone into reaching the 30 recommendations which are made to the Scottish Government.
The British Hospitality Association has predicted that the blaze will affect local restaurants, flower shops and cafes which rely on daily deliveries from Blochairn – has the fire affected the supplies to your tourism business. Please do get in touch and let us know – firstname.lastname@example.org
It's been a hot topic over the last few weeks – questions around 'do we have too many visitors?' and 'do we have the infrastructure to cope with tourism numbers in some of Scotland's most popular destinations?'
VisitBritain would encourage you to respond to the tourism sector deal bid consultation – they are particularly keen to hear from SMEs who are the bedrock of the industry and from businesses right across the UK
The latest visitor figures for Q1 (Jan – Marc 17) are hugely encouraging and this should offer a welcome boost to the industry that we can continue to perform successfully as Scotland's main economic driver during these periods of political and economic uncertainty.