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Government Measures for the Music Industry

Guidance on measures from the UK governments in reaction to the coronavirus pandemic and its effect on the creative industries.

Last updated: 10 January 2022

Whilst many of the Government’s measures to provide support for musicians and businesses during the Covid-19 pandemic are no longer in place, the Omicron variant and subsequent rise in Covid-19 cases is already having an impact on musicians’ work.

We have written to the Chancellor to ask for urgent financial support for affected freelancers, and will be keeping members updated on any progress.

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Concerns Over Proposals to Suspend School Music Lessons

Ofqual boss Ian Bauckham has suggested that schools might consider emergency timetable changes in response to the Omicron surge, that would see music teachers redeployed to other subjects. We advocate strongly against this idea.

Published: 06 January 2022

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