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Government support for the UK's cultural and creative industries

EDM (Early Day Motion) 545: tabled on 02 June 2020

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 20 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House notes the enormous economic and social value of the UK’s cultural and creative industries; recognises that this sector is particularly hard hit by the coronavirus crisis, including because of the likelihood that they will be amongst the last to fully open because of social distancing measures; believes that the Self Employed Income Support Scheme (SEISS)should be expanded to ensure no creative is left behind and extended until social distancing measures are no longer in force and mass gatherings are permitted; commends the German Government for establishing a 50 billion euro rescue package for the music and wider creative sector; calls on the Government to show similar ambition, starting with a Cultural Sector Hardship Relief Fund to take action on grassroots theatres, arts centres, community pubs, and other cultural spaces in our communities, and funded in part by redirecting the £122 million earmarked for the 2022 Festival of Great Britain; and further calls on the Government to establish a dedicated live entertainment taskforce and to ensure that both it and the cultural taskforce includes more representation from people with understanding and experience of the cultural and creative sectors, including at grassroots level.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.