Arts Council England gets £10 million yearly increase

The detail of the Chancellor’s statement has filtered through to the end users.

The ACE says: ‘We understand that this results in a small increase in cash terms of approximately £10m per annum for the four years up to 2019/20.

This settlement represents a better than average result for arts and culture compared to other Government departments. Arts and culture is one of the Government’s unprotected areas of spend.’

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  • This is a welcome step in the right direction, however small. Rather anaemic, thoug, when set alongside Corbyn’s vision of properly funded arts education in schools and a well-funded, vibrant, high quality arts program set in the heart of our societies, including local theatre and galleries….

    But apparently Corbyn, though his policies have more in common with the SDP circa 1981, is a communist.

    • Did you miss the fact that Corbyn brought out Mao’s Little Red Book during Prime Minister’s Questions in the House of Commons yesterday? Of course he’s a Communist, or at least a proto-Marxist, his left hand man, the revolting Shadow Chancellor, being an outright and unapologetic Stalinist.

      Pay attention at the back of the class!

      • Perhaps you should pay attention yourself – it wasn’t Corbyn that brought out the red book, it was John McDonnell.

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