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Events Industry: Insurance

Question for Treasury

UIN 166478, tabled on 10 March 2021

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of introducing a government-backed insurance scheme for festivals and events.

Answered on

16 March 2021

On 22nd February, the Prime Minister announced the Government’s roadmap to cautiously ease lockdown restrictions in England, including an ambition to lift restrictions on large events in Step 4, subject to the outcome of the Events Research Programme.

Officials are considering the most appropriate way to support the events sector to safely reopen, informed by the findings of the research programme in the Spring.

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