Historic vehicle movement’s £7.2bn economy boost

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Britain’s historic vehicle movement, including some 15,000 buses and coaches, has been making a £7.2bn contribution to the UK economy, according to a survey.

The results of the latest National Historic Vehicle Survey, the most comprehensive of its type in the world, have been announced by the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs (FBHVC). Normally carried out every five years, the survey shows figures from FBHVC’s ‘mid-term’ survey, which was undertaken in 2019 to give a more up-to-date picture, rather than those for Covid-ravaged 2020. In the last full survey in 2016, the contribution was put at £5.5bn.

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