Events, Weddings, Live Entertainment - Suppliers and Venues Unite

Events, Weddings, Live Entertainment - Suppliers and Venues Unite

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David Cox started this petition to Boris Johnson (Prime Minister) and

Live Events, Entertainers, Suppliers and Venues have been forgotten by this government. There are over 100 individual jobs that make up or are dependent our sector. We are an unusual industry made up of some huge companies alongside thousands of freelancers, self employed suppliers, small businesses and one man limited companies. Many of these have had little or no support. We would like the government and parliament to consider safe ways that our industry can return to work or financial assistance specific to our industry.

The current schemes exclude or disadvantage many of us,

for some people, events and entertainment are a secondary income and therefore they are excluded from any SEISS support, however could you survive with losing up to 49% of your income?

Those that were entitled to SEISS, were surprised to find it was dependent on profit from up to 4 years ago, those that have built their business year on year have been hit particularly hard as the way it is assessed has left them receiving considerably less than their predicted income for this year. It is also structured to replace profit but does not show any consideration to ongoing business costs or expenses.

The winter Job Support Scheme is going to be largely inapplicable in our industry as we cant trade, so to pay staff a minimum of one third of their wages and thus be eligible for the scheme is not possible.

We need two things

A structured return to work plan - roadmap to recovery

Targeted Industry Specific support to help keep viable businesses open and secure the future of our industry.

The world would be a sad place without Entertainment and Events to look forward too

 

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