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Music: Coronavirus

Question for Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

UIN HL6150, tabled on 25 June 2020

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Baroness Barran on 23 April (HL Deb, col 82), what further discussions they have held with the Music Venue Trust; and what additional support is being provided for small music venues in (1) London, and (2) other parts of the UK.

Answered on

2 July 2020

DCMS continues to engage with the Music Venue Trust including through:

  • Regular ministerial roundtable discussions;

  • Regular contact at official level;

  • Membership of the ministerially chaired Entertainment and Events Working Group.

The Entertainment and Events Working Group was established alongside a number of working groups to support the Secretary of State’s Cultural Renewal Taskforce. The Music Venue Trust is an active and valued member of the Working Group, the focus of which is to produce sector-led guidance for the safe reopening of live music venues both in London and across the UK.

We continue to speak with HM Treasury colleagues to ensure that the full spectrum of government support reaches the UK's world-leading music industry.