MPs call on government to assume contingent liability for live events


A number of planned events, such as the festival Boomtown, have already been cancelled due to lack of cover as pressure mounts on the government to step in.

Forty-three Conservative MPs have signed a letter to the Prime Minister asking that the government take on “contingent liabilities against cancellation and restrictions imposed by the government” so live events can take place this summer.

A letter from MPs Mark Harper, who is also chair of the Covid Recovery Group, and Steve Baker, deputy chair of the Covid Recovery Group, stated: “The live events industry does not require another lump sum from the Culture Recovery Fund.

“It requires insurance

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