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Trade 'baffled' by exclusion from Cultural Renewal Taskforce

posted on 23 May 2020

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The government has announced a Cultural Renewal Taskforce to help the creative sector bounce back from the coronavirus crisis—but book trade leaders have said they are "baffled" that no current representative of the industry has been appointed.

Chaired by Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Oliver Dowden (pictured), the taskforce includes chair of Arts Council England Sir Nicolas Serota, former BBC and ITV chair Lord Grade, former footballer Alex Scott and founder of Lastminute.com and current chair of the Women's Prize for Fiction Martha Lane Fox.

Read the full article on this link to The Bookseller