SFL support the #WeMakeEvents campaign
The events sector urgently needs more support to survive the Covid-19 crisis
Live events around the world have been devastated, from major festivals and landmark theatres, to grassroots venues and business events. Without major immediate support from government, the entire supply chain is at risk of collapse.
Join the collective effort to get the industry’s voice heard when calling for sustained additional financial support.
#WeMakeEvents is how we do this. Watch the video then find out how you can get involved below.
LIVE EVENTS CANNOT RECOVER ALONE
The live events industry was one of the first to feel the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. Over half of our members surveyed expect to lose 70-100% of their business for 2020. Businesses throughout the supply chain are at significant risk with no sign of income until 2021.
Without additional support, the UK is in danger of losing its global position as a world leader in the planning and delivery of world class events. Furthermore, all of our incredibly skilled creatives and technicians could lose their livelihoods for good.
If the events industry continues to be overlooked, the UK’s diverse cultural output will be significantly reduced long into the future, and as a nation we will be much worse off for it.
HOW LIVE EVENTS CAN BE SAVE
PLASA is calling for meaningful support from government until the industry is allowed to operate in a way that is not limited by social distancing policies.
The events industry urgently needs a bailout until the markets return in 2021, including:
1. Grants made available to businesses in the events supply chain
2. Furlough scheme extended until the industry is back to work
3. Extension of the self-employment scheme, tailored towards the industry