Education funding commitment allows for future planning, says UK Music

Reacting to a government announcement of £300 million funding for music education hubs in England over a four-year period, UK Music chief executive Jo Dipple said: “Nurturing musical skills at an early age is vital for the long-term health of an industry which contributes a huge amount to the economy and our cultural well-being. This commitment to four years’ further funding will enable long-term planning for music education, rather than limping along year by year without any certainty.

“This does not tackle the problems caused by omitting music from the ebacc, nor the damage done by long-term local authority cuts to services. But continuing this funding is a step in the right direction and a recognition of the value of music to children and young people.”

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