The Adopt Your MP Campaign seeks to encourage hospitality and tourism leaders and media to approach their MP, and significant local councillors, to explain to them the economic importance of the industry to their local economy.
In this way we will be able to build up a grassroots message in our approach to government, by which MPs themselves will begin to bring pressure to bear on government ministers.
Information on the importance of the hospitality industry to your local economy is available in the BHA’s publication Hospitality: Driving Local Economies which gives the number of people employed in each of the UK’s local authority areas, as well as the GVA (net wealth creation). To find the number of employees and GVA of your local authority area, a PDF of the publication can be accessed by clicking HERE. Hard copies can be ordered from BHA’s head office (020 7404 7744)
A toolkit is available that gives a step-by-step guide on how to engage with political and media audiences in your campaigning, and answers many of the questions that might arise along the way – a more comprehensive series of Questions and Answers appears in the VAT section of the BHA’s website.
We will shortly be holding a further half-day briefing session which will take you through the tool kit as well as explaining our objectives and how we aim to achieve them. Needless to say, throughout the campaign, we will provide you with regular news and updates.
In addition we will be undertaking further research and surveys and we are eager for members to take part and input their views.
Your support for the campaign – and that of others – will be a significant factor in achieving our objectives, to the benefit of the entire industry.
Once you have registered we will keep you in touch with developments and update you regularly. We will also let you know when the next Briefing Session is being held.
Thank you for your interest and we look forward to registering your support.