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Heritage and the Economy

The historic environment is intrinsically linked to economic activity, with a large number of economic activities occurring within it, dependent on it or attracted to it.

Heritage and the Economy 2016 summarises findings from studies on heritage and economic activity and also introduces new research: the Heritage Economic Impact Indicator Workbook 2016.

Heritage and the Economy

Heritage and the Economy

Published 27 September 2016

This document outlines how heritage contributes to the UK economy.

Heritage Economic Impact Indicator Workbook

The Heritage Economic Impact Indicator Workbook 2016 is an interactive Excel-based workbook that estimates the national and regional economic impact of the heritage sector.

A technical document explaining the workbook in more detail can be found below:

Heritage economy in the regions

Regional heritage economy documents have also been produced which summarise main findings from the workbook:

Headline findings: Heritage Gross Value Added (GVA) £21.7bn 2% national GVA; Heritage tourism expenditure £18.4bn; Heritage worksforce 328,700 jobs; Heritage construction output £9.7bn
Headline findings from Heritage and the Economy 2016
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