Calls for area ticket levy and tax reduction to cease closure of grassroots music venues

A lower in VAT and a brand new levy on area and stadium tickets are urgently wanted to cease grassroots music venues from closing, MPs have stated.

A report by the Culture, Media and Sport Committee stated artists are going through a "cost-of-touring crisis", with venues stopping reside music or closing solely at a charge of two per week.

The closures come towards a backdrop of spiralling prices on account of rising rents and vitality payments, whereas audiences are chopping again on expenditure as a result of financial local weather.

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