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Events Industry: Coronavirus

Question for Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

UIN 13083, tabled on 9 June 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what plans his Department has to support the recovery of the events and exhibition sector in (a) Coventry, (b) the West Midlands and (c) England from the impact of the covid-19 pandemic.

Answered on

14 June 2021

Business events and exhibitions make a valuable contribution to the UK economy and the Government is committed to supporting the sector’s recovery.

Since 17 May, business events and exhibitions have been able to reopen subject to capacity caps which vary depending on whether the event is indoors or outdoors. The Government has also launched the Events Research Programme which is looking at how best to mitigate transmission risks across cultural, business and sporting event settings.

The Government has continued to support businesses and individuals working in the sector - including through the extension of various government-backed loans, grants and the extended furlough and self-employed support schemes.

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