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5 days, 5 asks and 3 ways to convince Rishi Sunak to Invest in Musicians

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By Maddy Radcliff Published: 26 February 2021 | 2:30 PM Updated: 01 March 2021 | 10:20 AM
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We’re calling on the Government to invest in musicians.

With the Budget fast approaching, it’s our last few days to put pressure on Rishi Sunak to invest in musicians too.

Five asks for Wednesday’s Budget

  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

The MU is focusing its lobbying work on these five points which we want to see in Wednesday’s Budget, but it’s not all we want to see.

Explore our full list in our dedicated campaigns hub – including changing the law on the Orchestra Tax Relief to include digital audiences.

Three ways to tell Rishi Sunak to Invest in Musicians

Take action before Wednesday’s Budget and help put public pressure on Rishi Sunak to invest in musicians.

Write to Rishi Sunak at the Treasury

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Find out more about the Invest in Musicians campaign, what we’re lobbying for, research, musicians’ stories and more in our dedicated campaign hub.

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