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Culture and Music: Coronavirus

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered on 4th June 2020.

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Photo of Jeff Smith Jeff Smith Opposition Whip (Commons)

Whether he plans to deliver a support package for the (a) music industry and (b) culture sector affected by the covid-19 outbreak.

Photo of Caroline Dinenage Caroline Dinenage Minister of State

We recognise that these are incredibly challenging times for the music industry and broader culture sector. As well as supporting them through an unprecedented package of Government support for businesses and individuals, DCMS has made available a £160m Emergency Funding Package via Arts Council England, made possible by Government funding.

We are working hard with the sectors to consider the additional support that may be needed to support the long-term recovery of the sector.

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