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Government asked to extend insurance of pilot shows to more events

DCMS Committee chair Julian Knight MP has written to secretary of state Oliver Dowden calling for the Events Research Programme to be increased by up to 30 more pilot events over the summer and for the cancellation insurance provided for it by Government to be extended to cover them.

Government says Local Authorities should support event industry suppliers

The Government has updated the wording of its Additional Restrictions Grant guidance for Local Authorities.

While Local Authorities are told the issuing of funds is still at their discretion, the Government has encouraged them to support businesses which have been severely impacted by the pandemic, and specifically make mention of events industry suppliers.