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Coronavirus petition to be considered for debate in Parliament

A petition for the government to provide economic assistance to the events industry has reached the 100,000 signature milestone, meaning it will be considered for debate in Parliament.

The petition was set up late last week, and asks for the government to offer compensation to those in the events industry who have suffered cancellations, postponements and loss of work due to the coronavirus.

Any petitions that reach 100,000 signatures will be considered for debate in Parliament. The petition reached the milestone in just a few days, and currently stands at 105,000 signatures.

The petition reads: “The UK events industry is facing an unprecedented challenge as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the events that have been cancelled as a result.

“The industry is worth [£70bn] to the economy, with 25,000 businesses supporting over [700,000] employees—all of whom are nervous about whether their next event will go ahead or not, and how their income may be affected.

“I'd like the government to provide support to business & individuals struggling at this critical time.”

You can sign the petition here.