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Marketing Edinburgh – Proposed budget cuts

Posted: 5th February 2019

 

 

 

Dear Edinburgh Chamber members,

You may be aware of media coverage over the past week regarding proposed budget cuts by the City of Edinburgh Council to the city’s Direct Marketing Organisation, Marketing Edinburgh. As your local Chamber, we would like to take this opportunity to highlight the proposal and the potential impact(s) it may have on the city and our business community.

Please see the below information, provided on behalf of Marketing Edinburgh:

As part of the cuts, it is proposed that £567K (64%) in 2019/2020 and a further £223K (89%) in 2020/2021 is taken from Marketing Edinburgh.

Removing more than £0.5M from Marketing Edinburgh’s financial plans would leave Scotland’s Capital as the only major city in the developed world without a Destination Marketing Management Organisation, which includes Edinburgh’s Marketing Team, Convention Bureau and Film Office. These cuts could damage the £72M created by business tourism, the £16M delivered by the film economy and remove the ability for Marketing Edinburgh to rally the private sector.

If you would like to voice your concerns or opinions, you can do so by:

  1. Feeding back directly on the consultation hub, highlighting your views of concerns as soon as possible.
  2. Providing a supporting comment to Marketing Edinburgh, which can be included in coming news and features with your permission.

If you have any other questions or would like further information on the proposed cuts, please contact Marketing Edinburgh directly:

Marketing Edinburgh Ltd

26 Frederick Street                                                                                                                                                                                

Edinburgh

EH2  2JR

Telephone: +44 (0)131 473 3666

Info@marketingedinburgh.org

www.edinburgh. Org

 

 

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