An overview of initiatives to support businesses through the coronavirus pandemic.
Coronavirus: Support for businesses, 12 March 2021
Events Industry: Insurance: HC Written Answer, 16 March 2021
Denmark latest European country to launch insurance fund for festivals, Access All Areas, 16 March 2021
Letter to Government on the Events Research Programme, Events Industry Alliance, 11 March 2021
Live music and insurance industries call for government backstop for Covid cover, Insurance Times, 3 March 2021
UK Music Warns Budget Boost Leaves “Clock Ticking” To Save Summer Festivals, UK Music, 3 March 2021
AIF issues ‘final countdown’ warning for Government insurance and VAT support to kickstart festival planning, Association of Independent Festivals, 1 March 2021
Let the Music Play: Save Our Summer 2021, UK Music, January 2021
The future of UK music festivals, House of Commons Digital, Culture and Media Select Committee [ongoing inquiry 2020-] see also Correspondence between Committee Chair and Ministers
This paper provides an overview of the rules surrounding COVID-19 and returning to work. It discusses the lockdown legislation, employer's health and safety obligations and when workers can refuse to go to work.
A further round of business rate reliefs and cash grants for businesses in England was announced in the March 2021 Budget.