Jo Stevens – 2020 Comments on DCMS Committee Call for Help for Sector

The comments made by Jo Stevens, the Shadow Culture Secretary, on 24 September 2020.

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.