The Federation responds to the Prime Minister's Roadmap for easing lockdown restrictions

February 22, 2021

Responding to the Prime Minister's Roadmap for easing lockdown restrictions, Caroline Norbury MBE, CEO, Creative Industries Federation, said: 

"Today’s roadmap includes some welcome milestones for reopening parts of the UK’s creative industries, including our world-leading theatres, cinemas and live events. However, it is critical that everyone in our sector is supported until they are able to resume normal levels of operation, which could be well beyond summer.

It is vital that the Job Retention Scheme and Self Employment Income Support Scheme are extended, and support must also be guaranteed for the many who continue to fall through the gaps of existing schemes. Further Budget interventions, including Creative Industries Tax Reliefs and a government-backed insurance scheme for live events, are urgently needed.

The creative sector is integral to the future of the UK. With the right support, it can not only bounce back; it can drive the UK’s economic recovery, regenerating our towns and cities, creating jobs and making our communities happier, healthier places for everyone."

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