Friday 21 August 2020 / 5:45 PM Jo Stevens

Jo Stevens responds to the government’s announcement of funding for 135 live music venues

Jo Stevens MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, responding to the government’s announcement of funding for 135 live music venues, said:

“The government is claiming that this long overdue money will save the UK’s much-loved live music venues, but this is merely a short-term fix.

“This announcement represents 0.2% of the Cultural Recovery Fund, a tiny percentage.

“And there is still nothing from the government for the thousands of freelancers who make up the vast majority of those who perform at these cherished venues.”