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Template Letter to Rishi Sunak

Call on the Chancellor to invest in musicians in Wednesday’s Budget (3 March). You can use this template letter. Be sure to explain clearly what you’ve invested in music, and how Covid-19 has affected your work. Personal stories make all the difference.

Use this example text

Dear Chancellor,

Music is worth £5.8 billion to the UK economy and supports almost 200,000 jobs. I call on you to take urgent action in Wednesday’s Budget and invest in Musicians in these five ways:

  1. Extend SEISS and furlough beyond April for sectors that cannot return to work
  2. Adjust SEISS to ensure that all musicians are covered in future rounds of funding
  3. Open up the next round of the Cultural Recovery Fund (CRF) to freelancers in England – in line with Scotland and Wales
  4. Introduce an insurance scheme for summer festivals and other events
  5. A subsidy for live events to happen with reduced capacity under social distancing.

Ready to write to the Chancellor?

The Treasury has a dedicated email to contact the Chancellor about departmental work,

If you live in his constituency of Richmond (Yorks), you can also email him as your MP at

Once you’ve written to Rishi Sunak, let us know on Twitter and Instagram @WeAreTheMU using the hashtag #InvestInMusicians.


Government must act to protect the future of music

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Government must act to protect the future of music