UK budget: Arts funding up, bureaucracy cutmain
The Chancellor, George Osborne, has announced increased funding for Arts Council England, continued free entrance to national museums and galleries and a 20 percent cut to Culture Department administration.
What’s not to like?
UPDATE: The ACE chairman Peter Bazalgette has just called the statement ‘astonishing’. Meaning that nobody in his hapless organisation had a clue it was coming, or was in any way responsible for influencing the Chancellor.
2nd UPDATE: How much it is worth? Click here.