Osborne promises tourism jobs for Hull

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Published: Friday 6th February 2015 by The News Editor

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Hull is set to benefit from the creation of tourism jobs as part of a £3.5 million pot announced by the Chancellor to fund cultural events in Yorkshire.

George Osborne promised that 2,500 new positions will be generated across the county in this sector by 2020.

Beneficiaries will include Hull’s Ferens Gallery, which will receive £1.5 million for refurbishment, and the team in charge of organising the City of Culture 2017.

Funding will also support the city’s aim of hosting the 2017 Turner Prize to coincide with the national culture event.

Mr Osborne also wants the county’s rural economy and employment to gain from the initiative, with the amount of foreign visitors expected to grow by a quarter.

In addition, he would like to see Yorkshire build on the success of the 2014 Tour de France and nail down its reputation as the country’s cycling capital.

A total of £450,000 is being invested in transforming the Skipton region of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal to improve Yorkshire Dales cycling opportunities.

And Welcome to Yorkshire’s 2016 culture festival will get £1 million and a rural publicity offensive will receive £500,000.

Copyright Press Association 2015

Published: Friday 6th February 2015 by The News Editor

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  • Roger W Singleton

    £££££ is it true before the General Election

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