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The events industry still falls under the remit of the DCMS, although it is expected to have greater crossover with the DBT. VisitBritain and VisitEngland remain listed as Non-Departmental Public Bodies under the DCMS. Read more
The Business of Events outlines activity for 2023
The Business of Events can announce an outline of its planned activity for 2023, which will see an increase in the number of scheduled events and reports as it works towards building a policy agenda ahead of the next UK General Election. Read more
Lucy Powell MP, Shadow Secretary of State for DCMS joins the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Events
Lucy Powell is the Labour Member of Parliament for Manchester Central and has been an MP since 2012. She currently holds the role of Shadow Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. Read more
North East awarded funding to promote the region’s experiences to international visitors
NewcastleGateshead Initiative (NGI) has been awarded a grant from VisitBritain’s GREAT Gateway Innovation Fund to market and promote North East experiences to inbound visitors from the Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC). Read more
Events Apprenticeship Framework launches to tackle industry’s talent shortage
The UKEVENTS (formerly BVEP) Skills Talent & Diversity Working Group has launched its Events Apprenticeship Framework. The framework will launch with five apprenticeship schemes, which include: Events Assistant, Live Event Technician, Creative Venue Technician, Live Event Rigger, and AV Event Technician. Read more
Events industry excluded from energy support scheme
Conference and exhibition centres and the wider events industry have been excluded from the Government’s new Energy Bill Relief Scheme. However, historic buildings, museums, zoos, and other similar attractions which are yet to be defined that do hold events will qualify. Read more