Unions and theatre sector trade bodies unite in call for a government backed insurance scheme


“Bectu has joined the Society of London Theatre, UK Theatre, Equity and the Musicians’ Union to call on the government to finally provide government-backed insurance for live events and theatres. Without this backing, the culture sector will continue to be hit with closures and be unable to reopen safely and successfully.” “Commercial insurers are clear that Covid interruption insurance will not be available until at least late 2022. Without a scheme, live events and theatres are faced with a choice – either take on the huge economic risk of organizing performances without insurance or continue to remain closed. This is no choice at all for small and medium sized businesses without the financial backing of some of the larger commercial groups, though they too are facing serious hardship as we come towards the end of a second lost summer.”

Read the Bectu news article here: https://bectu.org.uk/…/unions-and-theatre-sector-trade…/Read the full statement here: https://uktheatre.org/…/theatre-sector-trade-bodies…/

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