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Events Industry and Sports: Government Assistance

Question for Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

UIN 107667, tabled on 22 October 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will extend the insurance support for the film industry to (a) sports clubs, (b) theatres, (c) exhibitions and (d) live events.

Answered on

3 November 2020

DCMS regularly engages with businesses and sector representative bodies in order to properly understand the issues being faced as well as to develop means of offering support, including on the issue of insurance provision. The government is also in continual dialogue with the insurance sector on its response to this unprecedented situation.

We encourage businesses experiencing financial difficulty to research the initiatives in the Government’s support package such as the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme. Our schemes are continuously under review to make sure our schemes are accessible, fair and targeted to help those who need it the most.

Some of the support the government has offered includes the unprecedented £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund - the largest ever one-off investment in culture - to help countless organisations weather the COVID storm