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A further bitter taste remains in the mouth of the music industry. The new furlough scheme proposed by Rishi Sunak, has once again left the creative and entertainment sector high and dry. Additional funding of £1.57 billion granted to cultural and heritage industries is however promising: Chris Cook states “£500 million is being distributed via Arts Council England’s Culture Recovery Fund.” Music companies are uncertain as to how much the Job Support Scheme will boost their operations. The acting CEO of UK Music believes the governments support and VAT reductions are helpful, he and others express concern for the live sector – “many employers will simply not be in a position to pay 55%.” (Paul Reed, AIF) The UK has been at the foreground of the music industry since its inception. The government's inaction is an insult to British heritage.

https://completemusicupdate.com/article/music-industry-says-uk-governments-new-covid-support-schemes-dont-work-for-live-entertainment/