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SetUp an Emergency Committee to Address Support in the Live Entertainment Sector

Submitted on Thursday 8th October 2020

Rejected on Thursday 15th October 2020

Current status: Rejected

Rejection code: duplicate (see below for details)

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SetUp an Emergency Committee to Address Support in the Live Entertainment Sector

Petition Details

As a solo performer I have had around 50 shows cancelled, in part due to lack of guidance from the gov't on how live entertainment can take place. By convening a group of experts in H&S and live events, a robust plan of support and guidance could be developed ensuring the health of the live sector.

Additional Information

The UK music sector contributes over £5bn to the UK economy with £1.1bn coming from live events. Live music provides direct employment for around 30,000 people. Many of these are hard-developed and trained for careers.
There is also a groundswell of mental health issues as a result of lockdown, both in the providers and consumers of music. Live entertainment has a huge role to play in mitigating this.
The sector doesn't simply want hand-outs, it needs to be able to operate safely.


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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.

petition.parliament.uk/petitions/320711
petition.parliament.uk/petitions/332789

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