Weekly Round-Up


Here’s a round-up of some of the key industry news stories that we’ve brought you this week, in case you missed them…

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Here are this week’s key stories:

MIA Announces Largest Ever Support Programme for the MI Industry

The MIA is pleased to launch its plan to support the MI industry through the coming year.

We have spent a great deal of time over the last six months talking with a cross-section of the industry to understand how the organisation can offer the most benefit. But instead of a lengthy blog piece, we thought that creating a video might be the best way of getting the message across. Why not take 5 and watch it at the link above?

MIA Webinar – Shaping the musicians of tomorrow

We’re excited to announce an MIA webinar on the DfE’s recently published Model Music Curriculum. There will be a positive focus on how our industry can be part of building on the MMC as a starting point in developing and widening opportunities for young people to engage with music – vital for encouraging and supporting the next generation of musicians and music lovers, and a key pillar of the MIA. Click the link to find out more and register for your place.

Deadline Approaching to get your voice heard on Commercial Rent

Earlier this month, the Government launched a consultation to understand how landlords and tenants are responding to the build-up of rent arrears that has occurred as a result of businesses being unable to trade normally during the pandemic. The Government is particularly interested in the views of small to medium sized businesses (SMEs) including independent businesses and sole traders with leased premises. The deadline is approaching, so make sure you get your voice heard.

MIA backs ShopKind campaign

The UK’s biggest retailers, the Home Office and independent charity Crimestoppers have launched a new and timely campaign urging the public to ShopKind as increasing numbers of shops reopen across the country. Find out more here.

The BRC & NielsenIQ Shop Price Index for April 2021

The BRC-Nielsen Shop Price Index is a monthly measure of UK shop price inflation. The SPI measures changes in the price of 500 of the most commonly bought items. The report demonstrates the extent to which retailers contribute to inflation through the pricing of commonly bought goods. Here, you’ll find the key findings for April 2021.