On 6th July 2020, 670 buildings across the United Kingdom were lit red signalling a call for help for the arts and entertainment industry. Here are just a few highlights from this monumental event.
But it’s not over yet!
Since early March, the events industry has been mostly without work. All kinds of major events are currently prohibited due to the COVID-19 crisis. Even with the recent easing of lockdown for the UK, the world of events is still at a near standstill. With no information on when it can restart, no funding from the government and the furlough scheme coming to a close - the industry is struggling to survive.
We are calling for help! Our action is aimed at the general public to draw attention to the dramatic situation of the events industry. Our goal is to have a conversation with politicians and the government about how the multi-billion-pound events industry can be saved from a massive wave of insolvency and how the preservation of over half a million jobs can be ensured.
The events industry urgently needs a bailout until work returns, including:
Grants made available to businesses in the events supply chain
Furlough scheme extended until the industry is back to work
Extension of the self-employment scheme, tailored towards the industry
Many other countries have recognised their events industry, now it is time for our government to do the same before it is too late!!