Loyd Grossman, Chairman of The Heritage Alliance, has written (20 July 2010) to Jeremy Hunt, Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport enclosing a formal statement in response to the Department’s recently published Structural Reform Plan (SRP). In advance of the more detailed polices and plans for heritage and culture expected in the autumn, the statement offers thoughts on how best to achieve efficiency savings whilst maintaining the health and prosperity of a sector that contributes £20.6 billion to GDP in heritage tourism a year, supporting a total of 466,000 jobs
Whilst THA accepts the need for tough decisions to bring public finances back under control, it also believes that the contribution heritage makes to our national wellbeing – our quality of life, for jobs, economic prosperity and for local communities – needs to be properly recognised.
For the full statement see: DCMS Structural Reform Plan – Alliance comment
For the Alliance press release see: DCMS SRP Press release 20 7 10