Weekly round-up

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Here are some of the key industry news stories that we’ve brought you this week, in case you missed them…

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Here’s this week’s key stories:

The creative industry lobby together in a joint letter to the Treasury

The MIA have signed an open letter to the Chancellor calling for the extension of financial support for freelancers in the creative industries until Spring 2021, otherwise we risk an exodus of talent from the performing arts. Read & share the letter at the link above!

My Staff Are Quarantined – What Do I Do?

An increasing number of countries are being added to the COVID quarantine list. Individuals who return from these areas are being asked to self-isolate for 14-days to reduce risks of spreading coronavirus. So what do you do if staff are quarantined? Let’s find out in this article written by the MIA’s Business Support Helpline Partner, Croner.

In Memoriam: Sir Ken Robinson

We bring you the sad news of the passing of Sir Ken Robinson. Sir Ken Robinson was an internationally recognised expert in the development of creativity, innovation and human resources. Some of you many remember that Sir Robinson was the first ever opening keynote speaker at The NAMM Show in 2004 and he came and talked at our very own London International Music Show at Excel! Truly inspirational and a real friend to our sector.

Sir Ken Robinson has given three TED talks on the importance of creativity in education, viewed over 80 million times. His presentation “Do schools kill creativity?” from 2006 is the most watched TED talk of all time! You can watch it and find out more about his wonderful work at the link above.

Business News – fraud investigations and grants!

Here are some important updates on recent announcements that might affect your business including: HMRC have announced that they are launching investigations into 3,000 claims for Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. Plus, there are £20 million available in new grants to boost recovery of small businesses. Finally, the deadlines for reporting and paying capital gains tax (CGT) on the sale of a residential property have changed. Click the link above to find out more.

#WeMakeEvents – Red Alert – Stand as ONE!

This article is a message from our friends and partners at PLASA, who have organised the fantastic #WeMakeEvents campaign that the MIA have been supporting. This article explains how you can join the next phase of the campaign to save the events industry.