News and views


What did the 2024 Spring Budget mean for the arts?

The Chancellor announced welcome new tax measures and investments from central government – but local arts funding remains in crisis, and implied cuts to public spending could be disastrous.


Melvyn Bragg leads Lords debate on the arts

The Government said they “agree wholeheartedly with the sentiments” put forward by Lord Bragg, acknowledging that the arts “remain an integral part of our national life” and are “an essential part of what makes life worth living”.