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Manchester attack

Our sincere condolences to the victims and their families and best wishes for recovery to those injured in Manchester.
 
​The whole events industry is in shock and immediate events this weekend (May Bank Holiday) are obviously nervous.
If you need AFO advice immediately then please call us on 01629 827014/ 07836 212899 and we will help if we can.

Government quietly introduce insurance increased costs

When governments declare budgets, usually in March or April they trumpet the important bits and somehow manage to slip through all kinds of tiny changes that affect people at a later date.

One of those ‘tiny changes’ introduced by the government as at 22 May 2017 was an increase in Insurance Premium Tax, which has now gone to 12% from 1 June 2017.

For example, if your public liability insurance premium is £1000 it will now be £1120.

Terrorism Threat Level Raised

Following the attack in Manchester this week, the Security Industry Authority have released the following statement:

The independent Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre (JTAC) has raised the threat level for international terrorism in the UK to CRITICAL. This means that their assessment is not only that an attack remains highly likely but a further attack may be imminent.

If you see or hear anything that could be terrorist-related trust your instincts and call the anti-terrorist hotline on 0800 789 321

Energy Revolution- Join the festival movement for change

Energy Revolution is a festival industry collaboration that turns your fossil-fuel travel miles into a direct investment in renewable energy. Together we can turn millions of miles of travel into clean energy and turn a problem into a solution. Donate when you buy your festival ticket and let’s keep the party going forever.

As festival ticket sales are well underway for this year we hope this video will help encourage more people to donate to turn their festival travel miles into renewable energy in 2017.

The White Book 2017 - the go-to-guide to the live events industry

The White Book contains every event resource in one place, which is why it has been the go-to-guide to the live events industry for more than 30 years. 
 
In both print and online, The White Book features full postal addresses, phone numbers and websites for event production services and equipment as well as listing venues in a logical, easy-to-navigate format.
 
So whether you are looking for wifi services, trailers or recording studios, The White Book 2017 should be your first point of call.
 

General Election 2017: Is your candidate For The Arts?

National Campaign for the Arts has produced a prompt sheet which suggests three questions to ask your Parliamentary candidates, to gauge how knowledgeable and committed they are to issues facing the arts in the UK.

As their Chair, Samuel West, says, “The National Campaign for the Arts is fully focused on enabling arts audiences and participants to better understand and advocate for the vital role public funding plays in making the UK a world leader in arts and culture.

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