The All Party Parliamentary Group for the Visitor Economy (APPG) has announced an inquiry into apprenticeships and skills development in the hospitality and tourism industry. Businesses are invited to have their say by Friday 13 November. 

The APPG aims to enhance the local economy by promoting measures and incentives, including a reduction of VAT on tourism, which would increase visitor numbers and investment in all parts of Britain and Northern Ireland. It is co-chaired by Nigel Huddleston MP & Margaret Ritchie MP.

The inquiry will consider how the Government’s forthcoming proposals regarding the Apprenticeship Levy may affect the industry, especially the ability of small and medium businesses, to provide apprenticeships. It will consider the recommendations of the Tourism Skills Council and the potential for an Apprenticeship Training Academy. 

The Call for Evidence and six steering questions can be found here.