Music: Licensed Premises

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered on 11th April 2019.

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Photo of Jo Stevens Jo Stevens Labour, Cardiff Central

What assessment he has made of the potential effect on the financial sustainability of music venues of extending business rates relief to those venues.

Photo of Jeremy Wright Jeremy Wright The Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

Grassroots venues are an important part of our music ecosystem and the Hon member will be aware of the assistance the Government has already been able to give them in planning and licensing policy.

We have also announced a £300 million rate relief fund that allows councils to provide support to businesses, like music venues, facing increased bills. We are exploring what more can be done.

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