MP’s Attack Arts Funding Freeze

A group of influential British members of Parliament has condemned the government’s freeze in arts funding. “The government needs to re-evaluate its allocation of resources to the arts taking a long-term view, to ensure that real terms cuts are avoided where no compelling arguments or evidence are presented for their necessity. In our view no such arguments have been made. The government should reconsider and find the £34m needed to keep the Arts Council funding in line with inflation.”