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Provide genuine and meaningful Covid-19 support to the £70bn event industry.

Submitted on Friday 25th September 2020

Rejected on Friday 16th October 2020

Current status: Rejected

Rejection code: duplicate (see below for details)

Petition Action

Provide genuine and meaningful Covid-19 support to the £70bn event industry.

Petition Details

The government needs to provide genuine and meaningful financial support to businesses and individuals in the event industry, who cannot work or are working extremely reduced hours due to current Covid-19 restrictions. The announcement by Rishi Sunak on 24 September completely ignores this industry.

Additional Information

The UK events industry is worth over £70 billion to the economy and employs over 700,000 people according to BVEP UK Events Report 2020.

The announcement of the Job Support Scheme by the Chancellor on 24 September fell way short of expectations. Due to government imposed restrictions, the events industry is mainly out of work and any work that is coming in is minimal. This means that the majority of workers don't qualify for the scheme and most businesses cannot afford to contribute to it.

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This petition was rejected

The Government e-Petitions Team gave the following reason:

There's already a petition about this issue. We cannot accept a new petition when we already have one about a very similar issue.

You are more likely to get action on this issue if you sign and share a single petition.

You may wish to sign this petition which calls for the same action: petition.parliament.uk/petitions/329985

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You can read impartial analysis of the Government response to coronavirus and policy developments here: commonslibrary.parliament.uk/coronavirus/

You may also be interested to know that because of the large number of petitions that have been started in relation to coronavirus, the Petitions Committee has been questioning the Government about its response to the coronavirus outbreak.

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