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UK must be at Level 2 before events can run, says minister

The UK events industry may need to wait until the Government’s Covid-19 alert level is dropped to Level 2 before live events can run, CMW’s UK sister title Conference News can reveal. In a letter seen by this magazine, Conservative Member of Parliament for Daventry and minister of state for transport, Chris Heaton-Harris (pictured), responded to a constituent, saying that while the Governmen...

UK risks losing international market share without events start date

The Events industry Board (EIB), an industry-led body for the UK event industry, has said it is continuing to press for more support from the government as measures for the longer-term recovery of the industry were reviewed at the last meeting, it has been revealed. While welcoming the extension to the UK furlough scheme, members urged the government to extend the it further and offer help to many...

UK government urged to allow temporary venue at Earls Court

The Earl’s Court Area Action Group, a UK-based campaign group, has called on the British government to bring forward a temporary venue on the Earl’s Court Masterplan site to help rebuild the UK’s economy post Covid-19 and provide additional large event space in London. In letters to the UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, the Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak and the Minister for Tourism, Nigel...