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Threat to nine in ten live events if Government doesn’t act

Industry consultants warn nine in ten live events might be scrapped this summer time with out intervention by Government

Nine in ten live events might be scrapped this summer time with out pressing intervention by the Government, business consultants warn. 

The Let Live Thrive marketing campaign led by insurance coverage investor John Kinder has urged Chancellor Rishi Sunak and Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden to underwrite cancellation insurance coverage for festivals, stadium sports activities, theatre productions, and even weddings, amongst different events. 

The marketing campaign proposes a scheme related to the Pool Re cover arrange after the terrorist assaults of the Nineties. 

Under menace: A survey by the Association of Independent Festivals discovered 92.5 per cent of organisers stated they might not stage events with out insurance coverage

Under the proposal, the Government would carry 75 per cent of the danger of cancellation due to new Covid restrictions, however this could fall because the well being disaster receded. 

Kinder, founding father of funding agency Rivertrade, stated companies wanted Government intervention by the top of this month once they should commit upfront funds for events held from June 21 – the earliest date restrictions might be totally lifted. 

A survey by the Association of Independent Festivals discovered 92.5 per cent of organisers stated they might not stage events with out insurance coverage, regardless of events corresponding to August’s Reading Festival being bought out already. 

The Government is known to be trying on the most fitted type of assist.

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