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Budget 2018: Wedding Win for cost conscious couples

Budget 2018: Wedding Win for cost conscious couples

Comments on the Chancellor's announcement that he has asked the Law Commission to propose options for a simpler and fairer wedding system.

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Commenting on the announcement today that the Chancellor has asked the Law Commission to propose options for a simpler and fairer wedding system, Will Hawkley, head of leisure at KPMG in the UK, said:

“This is really good news for some areas of the leisure sector, giving more venues the option to expand their offerings for customers.  However for those venues that already hold marriage licences this will mean far more competition in what was previously quite a niche market.

“It is clear that the main benefactor will be the consumer. With the average price of a UK wedding reaching an all-time high this year (over £30,000), this decision will be a welcome one for couples everywhere who will not only have greater choice over their venue, but also over their budget.

“If successfully implemented this could provide publicans and restauranteurs with a much needed area of diversification while they prepare for an increasingly uncertain post-Brexit Britain. Labour will, of course, still be an area of concern post March, therefore leisure proprietors who are looking to broaden their offering or their opening hours must take this in to consideration. 

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