Layla Moran

Bailout for theatres and music venues is long overdue

\Responding to the government's announcement of the package to support the UK's struggling theatres, music venues, and museums, Layla Moran said:  "This announcement was long overdue, but it's good the government have finally listened to calls to set up a fund to rescue the struggling arts sector."

Layla Moran launched a campaign in May calling on the government to set up a Cultural Protection Fund to support struggling theatres and music venues, said:  "This mustn't be a repeat of the emergency catch up funding for schools which isn't starting until September. Ministers must ensure this funding gets out of the door quickly to help theatres and music venues stay afloat.

"Struggling arts venues across the country are already on their last legs and cutting jobs, they need this support now."

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