Thursday 24 September 2020 / 12:01 AM Culture / Jo Stevens

Jo Stevens responds to DCMS Committee call for Government help for cultural sector

Jo Stevens MP, Labour’s Shadow Culture Secretary, responding to the DCMS Committee’s call for the Government to step up and help the cultural sector, said:

“Labour shares the Committee’s concerns about the perilous state of the cultural sector – a sector that has made every effort to adapt and find new ways of working.

“The snail’s pace of processing applications for funding is not good enough and as we’ve consistently said the Chancellor needs to provide targeted support for struggling sectors.

“Culture is a key part of our national identity as well as an economic success story. Although it is temporarily unable to make any money during the pandemic, it could boom again with the right support at the right time.”