Part of Prime Minister – in the House of Commons at 12:01 pm on 30th September 2020.

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Photo of Jason McCartney Jason McCartney Conservative, Colne Valley 12:01 pm, 30th September 2020

The events sector, which includes weddings, festivals, conferences and music events, supports nearly 1 million jobs and is worth more than £30 billion to the UK economy. It has been devastated by covid: revenue is down 90% since last year. Will the Prime Minister look at financial support, focusing on grants and not just loans, especially for freelancers, including musicians and performers? Will the Government support proactive, covid-secure testing events to boost confidence and start to allow the events industry to support itself?