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UK Government outlines details of its live events reinsurance scheme

The UK Government has published an outline of the scheme rules for its Live Events Reinsurance Scheme, which was announced on 4 August. The £750m scheme offers cost indemnification if an event has to be cancelled, postponed, relocated or abandoned due to new UK Civil Authority restrictions in response to Covid-19. It will run to 30 September 2022 with a review point in Spring next year. Cover will...

UK Government unveils Tourism Recovery Plan, with business events on the agenda

The UK Government has unveiled its new Tourism Recovery Plan to help the sector build back better from the pandemic, which includes benefits for the business events industry, such as investment in the sector around the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. A review into how the UK’s Destination Management Offices are run is also underway and this could yield further benefit to the business tra...

UK All-Party Parliamentary Groups for Events and Sports seek testing clarity

The UK’s All-Party Parliamentary Groups for Events and Sports have jointly written to the secretary of state for Culture, Media and Sport, Oliver Dowden MP (pictured), to ask for further clarity on how Covid-19 testing might work ahead of the planned reopening on 21 June, as announced by Boris Johnson, 22 February. In the letter, APPG chairs Theresa Villiers MP (events) and Ben Bradley MP (s...

UK event businesses denied support by local authorities urged to submit evidence to government

The UK’s Business Visits and Events Partnership (BVEP) has been asked to provide evidence to the government’s Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) of events businesses which have been unsuccessful in applying for financial support from their Local Authority during the pandemic. Any events business which has been unsuccessful in applying for support is urged to send evidence t...