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Events Industry: Coronavirus

Question for Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

UIN 110911, tabled on 3 November 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions his Department has had with (a) campaigners for a Government-backed insurance scheme for the UK live events industry and (b) representatives of the Let LIVE Thrive campaign.

Answered on

6 November 2020

We are aware that there are calls for a Government backed insurance scheme for live events. I am grateful for the evidence provided and I know DCMS and Treasury colleagues are monitoring the situation together with the sector.

We are continuing to meet with live events stakeholders to provide support and guidance for venues to re-open and stage live events.