Covid-19: Live Events Sector

Part of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport – in the House of Commons on 16th September 2021.

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Photo of Nadine Dorries Nadine Dorries The Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

I assure my hon. Friend that I will be working closely with the Chancellor to discuss the support required for the live events sector. The 5% rate on VAT for event tickets has been extended until 30 September 2021, when the 12.5% reduced rate will be introduced until March 2022. We have already provided £21 million to festivals and £2.5 million to grassroots music venues through the culture recovery fund, and our reinsurance scheme is designed to support the continuation of live events.