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Arts Council: Govt cuts will affect cultural scene

21st October 2010

Arts Council England has claimed that the UK's cultural world will be damaged by government budget cuts revealed in the Comprehensive Spending Review.

Yesterday (October 20th), chancellor George Osborne announced that the Department for Culture, Media and Sport will see its overall resourcing budget fall by 24 per cent, while the administration budget for it and its arm's length bodies will be reduced by 41 per cent.

Responding to the news, Arts Council England pointed out that its own budget will be cut by 29.6 per cent as a result of the review and claimed this will 'inevitably have a significant impact on the cultural life of the country'.

Alex Davey, the council's chief executive, added that culture secretary Jeremy Hunt has asked the organisation not to reduce its funding to arts groups by more that 15 per cent over the next four years and said it will now examine ways to reduce the impact on the country's cultural scene.

'We are determined to manage the cuts in the best possible way for the benefit of the whole arts and cultural sector,' he concluded.
 

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