The National Outdoor Events Association calls on Government help to keep our industry afloat by asking for the following:

  • Furlough needs to be continued until at least the end of December 2021.
  • Staff employed up to 31st December 2020 to be allowed to go on furlough.
  • Employers National Insurance and Pension contributions to be suspended until December 2021.
  • Repayments of PAYE and VAT owed to HMRC to be deferred to December 2021 with the outstanding amounts turned into a loan payable over 10 years.
  • The repayment of Bounce Back Loans and Coronavirus Business Loans taken out in 2020 to be deferred to April 2022.
  • Business rate relief to be continued for 2021/2022 as of the new financial year in April 2021.
  • Event Industry companies & Event Suppliers should also qualify for Business Rates Relief
  • The 5% level of VAT made available to event organisers on ticket sales, to be made available to event suppliers sales.
  • Confirmation of a start date for the event industry. If this needs to be put back, this should be done on a fortnightly basis from 1st May 2021.
  • Further grants required now that we have lost events until July.
  • Events insurance policies, underwritten by the government, to be in place for when the industry gets back.
  • Devolved administrations to synchronise their plans with Westminster government, the industry and supply chain works throughout the UK