Jo Stevens – 2020 Comments on Government Support for Live Music Venues

The comments made by Jo Stevens, the Shadow Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, on 21 August 2020.

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.