All 17 results for (music venues "music venues") speaker:Kevin Brennan

UK Songwriters and Composers (18 May 2022)

Kevin Brennan: ...composers, and that it is not achieved in a vacuum. The pandemic compounded the everyday struggles of our talented artists and exposed the cracks in the industry’s infrastructure. In classrooms, music venues, festivals and, of course, the money that musicians should be paid, the need for reform and investment is evident. A career in music can be viable, but there is work to be done to...

Written Answers — Treasury: Events Industry: Non-domestic Rates (29 Oct 2021)

Kevin Brennan: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made of the potential merits of removing business rates for live music venues.

Cultural Attractions: Contribution to Local Economy — [Sir Charles Walker in the Chair] ( 6 Oct 2020)

Kevin Brennan: ...This was also the fastest growing sector of the economy; we should not forget that. In Cardiff, we have wonderful cultural facilities too. Recently, the Womanby Street campaign tried to protect our music venues—my hon. Friend the Member for Cardiff South and Penarth (Stephen Doughty) was very much involved in that. We have the wonderful Millennium centre in Cardiff, which is also in my...

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Creative Industries: Covid-19 (24 Sep 2020)

Kevin Brennan: I am afraid that what has been trailed by the Treasury in the media today will not do anything to help those in the creative industries who cannot work because of covid restrictions, whether in music venues, comedy clubs or theatres, or any of the freelance workers in the sector who already receive no help at all, as we saw from the Musicians Union survey this week. When will the help that...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Music: Licensed Premises ( 6 Jul 2020)

Kevin Brennan: ...for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on ensuring that Government proposals to reform planning regulations retain protections for grassroots music venues.

Business of the House ( 2 Jul 2020)

Kevin Brennan: ...statement from the Culture Secretary about the reopening of venues, or support if they cannot be reopened, and today we have seen the launch of the “Let The Music Play” campaign by UK Music, the Music Venues Trust and so on in order to get more support from the Government. All we have had from the Culture Secretary is a road map, and I am afraid a road map will get you nowhere when you...

Business of the House (25 Jun 2020)

Kevin Brennan: We are long overdue a statement from the Culture Secretary or perhaps even the Chancellor about what further fiscal measures will be taken to support our music venues, music festivals, recording studios, theatres and other cultural assets. When I originally raised this with the Leader of the House in March, he said: “The Government are inevitably conscious that when we close places by order...

Social Distancing: 2 Metre Rule (15 Jun 2020)

Kevin Brennan: Even if the Government were to reduce the limit as a result of this review, it would make very little difference to theatres and grassroots music venues. Neither a 1 nor 2 metre limit will make much difference to their capacity, because, just like us, they would still have to keep rows closed. Even with a 1 metre limit, half of the venue would be closed. Will the Minister ensure that the...

High Speed 1: Rolling Stock: Economy and Society: Contribution of Music (21 Jan 2020)

Kevin Brennan: ...Thank God we are a musical nation.” My hon. Friend was almost musical in her contribution today. The main issues that we need to address have been mentioned in the course of the debate. Grassroots music venues were mentioned quite frequently. I welcome what the Government have done about rate relief. Last year, I went with the outgoing chief executive of UK Music to meet the former...

Business of the House (24 Oct 2019)

Kevin Brennan: Wikipedia, the Leader of the House has an unusually shaped seat, but like many of our seats, it contains a good music festival. The pipeline to good music festivals are good-quality grassroots music venues, so may we have a debate about why the Government are specifically not allowing rate relief for grassroots music venues when they are for institutions such as pubs and high street...

Music Education in England — [Sir George Howarth in the Chair] (17 Jul 2019)

Kevin Brennan: hon. Friend agree that the Government missed a real opportunity when rate relief was offered to pubs, shops and other organisations on the high street, but the guidelines specifically excluded music venues from that list? Despite appeals to the Chancellor by me, UK Music and others, the Government refused to change that ruling.

Business of the House (27 Jun 2019)

Kevin Brennan: people’s wellbeing. A lot of smaller music festivals are now being hit for the first time by business rates bills, making their survival marginal at best. May we have a debate on why it is that music venues and music festivals now seem to be being picked on for business rates and other costs by the Government, when they contribute so much to our wellbeing and our economy?

Beer Taxation and Pubs (28 Mar 2019)

Kevin Brennan: ...other hon. Members—I am a member. Does he agree that, although it is very welcome that the Government extended rates relief to pubs, it is disappointing that they did not also extend it to small music venues, where people often also drink the occasional beer?

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Topical Questions (29 Jan 2019)

Kevin Brennan: ...a £4.5 billion music industry, but a third of them have closed in the past decade. Why is the Chancellor, who has Runnymede Jazz Club in his constituency, giving a rates discount to pubs but not to music venues? Will he look at that again?

Business of the House (14 Dec 2017)

Kevin Brennan: ...his ten-minute rule Bill on 10 January, will the Leader of the House take a look at it and consider giving it Government time to ensure that other parts of the country can benefit from great music venues?

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Music: Planning Permission ( 4 Jul 2017)

Kevin Brennan: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what recent assessment she has made of the effect on live music venues of introducing a statutory agent of change provision into planning law.

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Music: Tourism ( 3 Jul 2017)

Kevin Brennan: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the importance of live music venues to music tourism in the UK.

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