The calls for a 'coastal economies minister' have been made by Maritime UK, the umbrella body for Britain’s £46billion maritime sector, which said rural areas are ‘ready and willing’ to take a leading role in the country's post-COVID-19 recovery.
The minister would be responsible for improving the lives of the three million people living on Britain’s coast.
Coastal communities have been some of the hardest hit in this crisis, and the maritime sector is calling for accountability to ensure the ‘left behind’ are part of the Government’s levelling-up economic agenda.
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