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MU Express Their Delight at Council’s Rates Cut for Iconic 100 Club

The MU is delighted to learn that Westminster Council has today acted to secure the long-term future of London’s legendary 100 Club with an announcement that the venue will be offered 100% Business Rate Relief from 1 April 2020.

the 100 club street sign
The 100 Club - A landmark venue that is crucial to London’s cultural landscape.

The decision reduces the overheads at one of the capital’s most historic music venues and saves the management over £70,000 per year.

This decision comes after a lengthy campaign to keep the basement site open and for the 100 Club to remain one of the cultural landmarks in London’s Oxford Street.

A landmark venue that is crucial to London’s cultural landscape

Dave Webster, MU National Organiser for Live Performance, said:

“We are delighted to learn that Westminster Council has taken the bold decision to cut business rates for the 100 Club.

“Keeping such a landmark venue open is crucial to London’s cultural landscape. Its iconic wall of fame will continue to grow as more bands play the venue this year and into the future. 

“Let’s hope other councils across the UK take Westminster’s lead in protecting live music venues.”

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Published: 29/01/2020

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