Tax break this week for UK orchestras?

The Financial Times reports that George Osborne is hinting at tax breaks for British orchestras in his forthcoming autumn statement.

The sector complains its public funding has dropped 14 percent in four years and musicians pay has fallen behind inflation. One orch, in Ulster, could go out of business this month.

No details yet, but it looks like a first pre-election gesture from the Tory government to the arts.

underground orch

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