3 Ways To Convince Rishi Sunak To #InvestInMusicians

The Budget statement is approaching. The Musicians’ Union is focused on five points for Chancellor Rishi Sunak to consider in regards of the music industry, which are:

1.   Extend SEISS (Self-employment Income Support Scheme) and furlough beyond April for sectors that cannot return to work.
2.   Adjust SEISS to ensure that all musicians are covered in future rounds of funding.
3.   Open up the second round of the Cultural Recovery Fund (CRF) to freelancers in England – in line with Scotland and Wales.
4.   Introduce an insurance scheme for summer festivals and other events.
5.   A subsidy for live events to happen with reduced capacity under social distancing.

They are doing everything in their power, but we as musicians working in the UK need to take action as well, and we must hurry because the budget speech will be delivered on Wednesday!

There are three things you can do to convince Mr. Sunak and the government to invest on musicians:

Share your message for Rishi Sunak on social media:

Write to Rishi Sunak at the Treasury:

Share your story using the MU’s customisable graphic:

Published by Angela Schuster

Freelance PR Manager. Writer. Editor. Content Creator.

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