More than $1.5 billion promised…and so far, not a penny has been handed out

Bailout, my bailout. Wherefore art thou my bailout!

The Guardian has the details.

Many had hoped to hear what they would receive this week, but because of what officials have called “the complexity and volume of applications”, there has been a last-minute delay.

Even if money does begin to arrive in the coming weeks, it will already be too late for many of those working in this hardest-hit of all major sectors of the economy. A slew of fresh redundancies in theatres and arts centres were made last week with a month to go before the furlough scheme ended, while most of the crucial freelance performers and skilled backstage workers seem unlikely to receive any cash at all from the emergency fund.

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