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Arts funding should be increased by 50%, says Jersey politician

Deputy Montfort Tadier is asking States members to consider allocating 1 per cent of government spending to the arts, heritage and culture. Credit: ITV Channel TV

Funding for the arts in Jersey should be increased by 50%, according to one Jersey politician.

Deputy Montfort Tadier is asking States members to consider allocating 1% of government spending to the arts, heritage and culture by 2022.

This compares to the current budget of 0.68 per cent, or £4,787,600.

The increase would also bring Jersey in line with the European Union average for cultural services expenditure.

States members will debate the proposition on April 30.