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Help Prove Musicians are Still Falling Through the Gaps

Our Head of Communications & Government Relations Isabelle Gutierrez explains why your evidence is more vital than ever in making sure that no musician is left behind.

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By Isabelle Gutierrez Published: 04 December 2020 | 12:00 AM Updated: 28 April 2021 | 4:32 PM
Photograph of two very different generations playing a piano, the hand of what appears to be an elderly person, and the hands of a child on a piano keyboard.
With the good news that a vaccine is on the way, our task is now to make sure that musicians can survive the next few months. Photo credit: Shutterstock

The treasury are insisting that gaps in the financial assistance schemes have been plugged – we need your help to prove to the Government that this is not the case.

The MU has continued to alert MPs, Ministers and the Treasury and DCMS that many musicians have been left to fall through the gaps of government support.

Although a good number of individual MPs are very on side and have been raising the issue again and again in parliament, the Treasury keeps insisting that gaps in the financial assistance schemes have now been plugged.

We know that this is not the case – but we need evidence

Please fill in our quick, new survey to help us prove the facts to the Treasury. It is frustrating that we keep having to make the case to them again and again, but this time they have asked some specific questions that we do believe they will consider the answers to.

With the good news that a vaccine is on the way, our task is now to make sure that musicians can survive the next few months when normal work will not be able to resume. We need your help to make that case.

Take the survey now

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