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Member Petitions for Glasgow Recording Studios to be in Covid Business Rates Relief Scheme

Members in Glasgow and surrounding areas are encouraged to sign this petition calling on Glasgow City Council to include music studios in the 100% Covid council tax relief awarded to retail, leisure and hospitality.

Published: 04 January 2021 | 5:17 PM
Photograph a vintage looking recording studio.
“Music studios are facing huge bills for Business Rates from GCC with little or no income to finance this due to Covid.” Photo credit: Shutterstock

A member in Glasgow has started a petition, calling on Glasgow City Council to consider her request for business rates relief.

You can find out more and sign the petition now on the Change.org page.

The member, Lesley O’Brien, has described the need for business rates relief to be extended to music studios:

“Music studios are facing huge bills for Business Rates from GCC with little or no income to finance this due to C. They are paying huge sums of money (for example, £1000 per month!) for a business that has been closed during lockdown and at best when they have been able to open, have had few customers due to Covid restrictions.

“The solution to this problem is to include music studios in the 100% Covid Council Tax relief awarded to retail, leisure and hospitality. This could help stop permanent closure for studios and allow them to continue to service the wider network of musicians survive the pandemic, helping overcome isolation, mental health problems and providing opportunities to employment.”

Sign the petition on Change.org now.