1.2 million people have signed up for a “Christmas Rave” event at 10 Downing Street.
The Facebook event, created by DJ Jon Mancini, was set up in the wake of the recent Christmas parties scandal, which saw Prime Minister Boris Johnson order an official investigation into a number of government staff parties which reportedly took place in November and December 2020 - while the rest of the country remained in lockdown.
The Home Affairs Committee has launched a Parliamentary inquiry into the prevalence of spiking and the efficacy of the police response in the UK.
The Committee is currently at the early stages of the inquiry, and is seeking written submissions and survey responses about people's experiences to use as evidence in its investigation.
Chancellor Rishi Sunak yesterday (October 27th) announced his latest spending review on behalf of the UK Government, setting out the economic agenda for the coming six months.
Announcing a spending increase of £150 billion, a 50% discount on business rates for music venues – as well as pubs, cinemas, theatres, restaurants, hotels and gyms – was among the key takeaways from Sunak's plans.
The UK Government's long-anticipated UK Live Events Reinsurance Scheme opened to events organisers last week as a means to cover the events industry should new lockdowns or COVID-19 restrictions force mass cancellations.
Vaccine passport plans for England have been scrapped by the government.
Just one week after the UK government announced that it would be pressing on with plans to introduce vaccination passports for entry to clubs and other large-scale events, UK health secretary Sajid David has confirmed that the passport scheme would no longer be introduced.
A-level music education in schools could completely disappear in just over a decade, according to a new study carried out by researchers at Birmingham City University.
Falling access to music qualification has been accelerated by cuts to local and central government funding, fuelling fears that courses could disappear entirely by 2033 and cut a number of talented young people off from access to music and the arts in the UK.
The UK Government has announced that UK festivals are set to be covered by £750 million insurance scheme.
Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced the Live Events Reinsurance scheme, which is a partnership with Lloyd's bank, earlier this week. Speaking about the new scheme, the Treasury said: "This scheme will support live events across the UK that are open to the general public. It will cover costs incurred in the event of cancellation due to the event being legally unable to happen due to government Covid restrictions.”
With under a week to go now until the UK's full reopening from the latest COVID-19 lockdown, the UK Government has finalised details around nightlife.
Nightclubs in England will be able to operate at full capacity, with no restrictions in place from 19th July — pending confirmation of stage four of lockdown easing next Monday (12th July) — Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced.
The UK government's minister for Brexit, Lord David Frost, has said that it is not his responsibility to solve the touring crisis faced by musicians in the wake of Brexit.
In a recent select committee hearing with ministers, despite UK prime minister Boris Johnson confirming that Lord Frost would "fix" the current EU touring crisis, the MP told peers that it was up to "the department for digital, culture, music and sport to take it forward with our embassies" and that the UK “took a decision to end free movement" that inevitably "brings big change”.