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Support for the music sector and the covid-19 roadmap

EDM (Early Day Motion) 212: tabled on 16 June 2021

Tabled in the 2021-22 session.

This motion has been signed by 30 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House notes that stage four of the covid-19 roadmap has been moved from 21 June to 19 July 2021; further notes that many music businesses and freelance workers have been without work since March 2020 and that, in 2020, 70 per cent of musicians lost over three quarters of their work due to covid-19 restrictions; believes that the covid19 outbreak presents a profound challenge to music businesses and music workers in the UK’s world leading music sector; further believes that those workers and businesses are a national asset who will be critical to the recovery; and therefore calls on the Government to match the extension of restrictions with the extension of additional support to the music sector including a Government backed insurance scheme, 100 per cent business rate relief for 2021-22 for businesses in England to match the rate in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, a VAT freeze at five per cent for cultural tickets for 2021-22, additional support for freelancers and an extension to the commercial evictions moratorium.

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.

Hanna, Claire
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 18 June 2021
Belfast South
Hobhouse, Wera
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 June 2021
Bath
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 21 June 2021
Worthing West
Edwards, Jonathan
Independent
Signed on 21 June 2021
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 21 June 2021
Hayes and Harlington
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 June 2021
Glasgow Central
Gwynne, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2021
Denton and Reddish
Whitley, Mick
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2021
Birkenhead
Jardine, Christine
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 June 2021
Edinburgh West
Harman, Ms Harriet
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2021
Camberwell and Peckham
Osborne, Kate
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2021
Jarrow
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2021
Rochdale
Yasin, Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2021
Bedford
Slaughter, Andy
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2021
Hammersmith
Dowd, Peter
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2021
Bootle
Begum, Apsana
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2021
Poplar and Limehouse
Mishra, Navendu
Labour
Signed on 2 July 2021
Stockport
Cooper, Daisy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 July 2021
St Albans
Vaz, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2021
Walsall South
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 July 2021
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
Davies, Geraint
Labour
Signed on 12 July 2021
Swansea West
Benn, Hilary
Labour
Signed on 15 July 2021
Leeds Central
Penning, Sir Mike
Conservative
Signed on 6 September 2021
Hemel Hempstead
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 September 2021
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.