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unstar this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Events Industry: Coronavirus more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>We are aware that the events and exhibition industry, as well as other sectors, have been severely impacted by Government measures to control the spread of Covid-19.</p><p>My department continues to closely assess the impact on all aspects of the events industry, including employment. We are also in regular contact with Her Majesty’s Treasury to closely assess the effectiveness of COVID-related support measures for the events industry.</p><p>Businesses can continue to access the Government’s UK wide support package. This includes the Bounce Back Loans scheme, the Self-Employed Income Support Scheme and the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.</p><p>As the Chancellor announced on 24 September, we are also offering affected businesses generous terms for the repayment of deferred taxes and government-backed loans, as well as extending the application window of the government-backed loan schemes.</p><p>We continue to engage with stakeholders, including through the Visitor Economy Working Group and the Events Industry Senior Leaders Advisory Panel, to monitor the situation facing companies across the UK.</p><p> </p>
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unstar this property label Biography information for Nigel Huddleston more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Imran Ahmad Khan more like this
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unstar this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Events Industry: Coronavirus more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>We are aware that the events and exhibition industry, as well as other sectors, have been severely impacted by Government measures to control the spread of Covid-19.</p><p>My department continues to closely assess the impact on all aspects of the events industry, including employment. We are also in regular contact with Her Majesty’s Treasury to closely assess the effectiveness of COVID-related support measures for the events industry.</p><p>Businesses can continue to access the Government’s UK wide support package. This includes the Bounce Back Loans scheme, the Self-Employed Income Support Scheme and the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.</p><p>As the Chancellor announced on 24 September, we are also offering affected businesses generous terms for the repayment of deferred taxes and government-backed loans, as well as extending the application window of the government-backed loan schemes.</p><p>We continue to engage with stakeholders, including through the Visitor Economy Working Group and the Events Industry Senior Leaders Advisory Panel, to monitor the situation facing companies across the UK.</p><p> </p>
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unstar this property label Biography information for Nigel Huddleston more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Imran Ahmad Khan more like this
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unstar this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Gambling more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport works closely with the Department for Health and Social Care and wider government on issues related to gambling and will continue to do so throughout the forthcoming review of the Gambling Act 2005. Further details will be announced in due course.</p><p>The Gambling Commission is the independent regulator for the gambling industry and provides advice to government on gambling related matters, including on the scope of the Gambling Act Review.</p><p>As outlined in answer to Question 96926, the Gambling Commission commissioned and published a scoping review looking at the feasibility of a longitudinal study of gambling behaviours and problem gambling, and how that study would best be conducted, and the Commission is now considering next steps.</p><p> </p> more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Nigel Huddleston more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ronnie Cowan more like this
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unstar this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Gambling more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property answer text <p>The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport works closely with the Department for Health and Social Care and wider government on issues related to gambling and will continue to do so throughout the forthcoming review of the Gambling Act 2005. Further details will be announced in due course.</p><p>The Gambling Commission is the independent regulator for the gambling industry and provides advice to government on gambling related matters, including on the scope of the Gambling Act Review.</p><p>As outlined in answer to Question 96926, the Gambling Commission commissioned and published a scoping review looking at the feasibility of a longitudinal study of gambling behaviours and problem gambling, and how that study would best be conducted, and the Commission is now considering next steps.</p><p> </p> more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Nigel Huddleston more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ronnie Cowan more like this
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unstar this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Gambling more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property answer text <p>The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport works closely with the Department for Health and Social Care and wider government on issues related to gambling and will continue to do so throughout the forthcoming review of the Gambling Act 2005. Further details will be announced in due course.</p><p>The Gambling Commission is the independent regulator for the gambling industry and provides advice to government on gambling related matters, including on the scope of the Gambling Act Review.</p><p>As outlined in answer to Question 96926, the Gambling Commission commissioned and published a scoping review looking at the feasibility of a longitudinal study of gambling behaviours and problem gambling, and how that study would best be conducted, and the Commission is now considering next steps.</p><p> </p> more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Nigel Huddleston more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ronnie Cowan more like this
1240354
unstar this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Cinemas: Coronavirus more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The government deeply regrets the unfortunate news of Cineworld’s temporary closure and is in direct and regular contact with the screen industry, including distributors and exhibitors, as well as through the BFI Screen Sector Task Force.</p><p>The government has supported cinemas through the VAT cut on tickets and concessions, business rates holiday and Bounce back loans. Independent cinemas are also eligible for a share of £30m from our unprecedented £1.57bn Culture Recovery Rund, and funding has started to be allocated already.</p><p>We recognise that cinemas need an incoming stream of new releases to show and we are supporting production by establishing a £500 million in a UK-wide Film and TV Production Restart Scheme to help get productions back up and running again. This will support the creation of new content which can be released into cinemas of all sizes.</p><p>Cinemas up and down the country are open for business and Covid secure - we urge the British public to support their local cinema and save jobs by visiting and enjoying a film in accordance with the guidance.</p><p> </p>
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unstar this property label Biography information for Caroline Dinenage more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ian Murray more like this
1240355
unstar this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Cineworld Group: Coronavirus more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property answer text <p>The government deeply regrets the unfortunate news of Cineworld’s temporary closure and is in direct and regular contact with the screen industry, including distributors and exhibitors, as well as through the BFI Screen Sector Task Force.</p><p>The government has supported cinemas through the VAT cut on tickets and concessions, business rates holiday and Bounce back loans. Independent cinemas are also eligible for a share of £30m from our unprecedented £1.57bn Culture Recovery Rund, and funding has started to be allocated already.</p><p>We recognise that cinemas need an incoming stream of new releases to show and we are supporting production by establishing a £500 million in a UK-wide Film and TV Production Restart Scheme to help get productions back up and running again. This will support the creation of new content which can be released into cinemas of all sizes.</p><p>Cinemas up and down the country are open for business and Covid secure - we urge the British public to support their local cinema and save jobs by visiting and enjoying a film in accordance with the guidance.</p><p> </p>
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unstar this property label Biography information for Caroline Dinenage more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ian Murray more like this
1240017
unstar this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Cinemas: Culture Recovery Fund more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>On July 5 the Government announced the Culture Recovery Fund, a major £1.57 billion support package for key cultural organisations to help them preserve their local cultural offer and rescue organisations that are at risk of insolvency this financial year. This is the biggest ever one-off investment in UK culture. Within this, the British Film Institute (BFI) is allocating up to £30 million in grants on behalf of my department to support independent cinemas in England.</p><p>As of Friday 2 October 2020, the Culture Recovery Fund for Independent Cinemas has received 72 applications from 109 individual cinema sites (one application can be made on behalf of a small cinema chain), amounting to grant requests of just over £4.5million. From this, 28 grants worth over £650,000 have been awarded to 42 cinema sites across England. This means almost 40% of applications received have been successfully awarded funding so far. The fund is being awarded on a rolling basis and will continue to assess and accept applications through to 30th October. For those organisations which have not yet had decisions, BFI are continuing to assess the evidence provided in line with the eligibility criteria and are working with them to explore their needs.</p><p> </p>
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unstar this property label Biography information for Caroline Dinenage more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tracy Brabin more like this
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unstar this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Cinemas: Culture Recovery Fund more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property answer text <p>On July 5 the Government announced the Culture Recovery Fund, a major £1.57 billion support package for key cultural organisations to help them preserve their local cultural offer and rescue organisations that are at risk of insolvency this financial year. This is the biggest ever one-off investment in UK culture. Within this, the British Film Institute (BFI) is allocating up to £30 million in grants on behalf of my department to support independent cinemas in England.</p><p>As of Friday 2 October 2020, the Culture Recovery Fund for Independent Cinemas has received 72 applications from 109 individual cinema sites (one application can be made on behalf of a small cinema chain), amounting to grant requests of just over £4.5million. From this, 28 grants worth over £650,000 have been awarded to 42 cinema sites across England. This means almost 40% of applications received have been successfully awarded funding so far. The fund is being awarded on a rolling basis and will continue to assess and accept applications through to 30th October. For those organisations which have not yet had decisions, BFI are continuing to assess the evidence provided in line with the eligibility criteria and are working with them to explore their needs.</p><p> </p>
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unstar this property label Biography information for Caroline Dinenage more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tracy Brabin more like this
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unstar this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Huawei: 5G more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The Government has set out a clear timetable for the removal of Huawei equipment from 5G networks by 2027. To go further and faster beyond a 2027 target would add considerable - and unnecessary - further costs and delays. And the shorter we make the timetable for removal, the greater the risk of actual disruption to mobile telecoms networks.</p><p>Not all operators use Huawei. For those operators that do use Huawei, individual pathways to comply with the 2027 deadline will be a commercial decision for the individual operators.</p><p>The forthcoming Telecommunications (Security) Bill will provide the powers to place this timetable on a clear legal footing. In the meantime Ministers and senior officials are working with affected operators to ensure long term compliance.</p><p><strong><p><p></strong></p> more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Matt Warman more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Luke Pollard more like this