UKEVENTS Weekly Update – Martyn’s Law Draft Bill Publication + Summary Monthly Updates for April.

Publication of Martyn’s Law Draft Bill

The proposals would apply to premises which are accessible to the public and have a public capacity greater than 100 individuals. Premises in scope will include buildings and permanent outdoor premises which have a physical boundary. The Bill will also make provisions for events (e.g. festivals) which have a public capacity of 800 or more individuals, and where access to the event is by express permission (i.e. payment or ticketed entry). 

Martyn’s Law to ensure stronger protections against terrorism in public places – GOV.UK (

Martyn’s Law Factsheet  – Home Office in the media (

Several Partner organisations have been involved in the consultation process and continue to make representations regarding clarity of the detailed provisions.

The draft bill will now be scrutinised by the Home Affairs Select Committee before a final version is drawn up.

As more guidance becomes available, we will ensure Partners are kept fully briefed.

UKEVENTS updates/material of interest (April 2023)

Reminder – On the homepage of the UKEVENTS website, you will find boxes signposting to key information including boxes dedicated to: Brexit Guidance; and Covid-19 Guidance.

Partners News

The Business of Events announces new Advisory Council, 6 Apr.

AEME Open Letter to Government, 20 Apr.

Working Group pages

Advocacy & Government Relations Working Group – UK Events – Advocacy & GR

Business Events Working Group – UK Events – Business Events

Outdoor Events Working Group – UK Events – Outdoor Events

Skills, Talent & Diversity Working Group – UK Events – Skills Talent & Diversity < Events Apprenticeships – UK Events – Events Apprenticeships

Research & Business Intelligence Working Group – UK Events – Research & BI

UKEVENTS Weekly Updates

Please email if you missed any Weekly Updates and wish to request a copy.

6 April 2023 Update – TBOE News | Martyn’s Law | Tourism Alliance Message on Lib Dem tourism breakfast briefing | NPoCC SIB Public Safety Events Monthly Assessment (March 2023 Official) 

+ TA Weekly Update – 6 April 2023: Ÿ Parliament is in recess; Tourism Alliance Lib Dem Breakfast Briefing – two tickets left Ÿ Webinar: Port of Dover Briefing; Tourism Policy Conference 19th September – Save The Date Ÿ New Tourism Alliance website is on the way – check your member info Ÿ Visa fees frozen Ÿ Changes to TA emails for non-members.

13 April 2023 Update – TA Newsflash (LVEP announcement)

+ TA Weekly Update – 13 April 2023: Ÿ Two important consultations launched Ÿ Consultation on statutory registration for short-term lets Ÿ Consultation on a new Use Class for short-term lets Ÿ Webinar: Port of Dover Briefing on Monday Ÿ ICYMI: Guardian editorial on Manchester’s Accommodation BID.

20 April 2023 Update – AEME Open Letter to Government | Briefing on Just Stop Oil targeting events | EIF Training Sessions

+ TA Weekly Update – 20 April 2023: Ÿ Update on short-term lets registration consultation Ÿ Update on consultation on a new Use Class for short-term lets – your views welcome Ÿ Lib Dem Tourism Breakfast Briefing Ÿ Reserve your spot at the Tourism Alliance AGM – 7th June 2023.

21 April 2023 Update – Message from DCMS – Emergency Alerts Test.

27 April 2023 Update – BADA | VE Coronation Events Logo | TA Newsflash on the announcement of maternity cover Tourism Minister

+ TA Weekly Update 2023 – 27 April 2023: Ÿ TA Webinar – Short-term lets registration Ÿ Congratulations to new TA board members Ÿ Sadiq Khan joins calls for youth travel policy changes Ÿ Associations uniting to oppose cuts to tourism education funding Ÿ No updates for a couple of weeks.   

UKEVENTS Meetings and Events shared by Partners –

25 Apr – ABPCO Festival of Learning
2-30 May – Martyn’s Law Workshops
3 May – EIF funded training places – Attitude is Everything
9-10 May – PLASA Focus Leeds
18 May – mia: Making Stress Work – Workshop
23-25 May – IMEX Frankfurt
23 May – mia: Improved Events Sales Effectiveness: Level Two
26 May – mia: Navigate your competitor landscape and successfully position your unique advantage
3 Jun – EIF funded training places – Attitude is Everything
6 Jun – mia: Strategic and Successful Account Management 
13 Jun – mia: Getting the Best from your Event Sales Team
13 Jun – EIF funded training places – Attitude is Everything
20 Jun – UKEVENTS Full Partners Meeting (Zoom)
23 Jun – mia: Event Sales Negotiation and Contracting Techniques
6 Jul – EIF funded training places – Attitude is Everything
6 Jul – mia: Managing our mental health – Workshop
14 Jul – mia: Retain your clients by driving loyalty and connection
17 Jul – mia: EIF funded training places – Attitude is Everything
18-19 Oct – The Showman Show 2023
19 Oct – UKEVENTS Full Partners Meeting (at The Showman Show
20 Oct – mia: Conduct s skills audit and effectively prepare your team for a successful 2024
12 Dec – UKEVENTS Full Partners Meeting (Zoom)