Andrew chats with Alex Dyer, who runs Theataccounts – a specialist accountancy firm looking after performers and theatremakers in the performing arts industry and advising them on tax and their accounts. In this special episode, Alex takes Andrew through all of the various financial measures and schemes created by the government open to theatremakers during these unprecedented times in a simple and understandable way, including the grants for self-employed people, universal credit, VAT and many other things you may not know you could be eligible for.

Also, we hear from Harry Francis, Drew Colby and Charlie Keable on The Show People Podcast answering machine and we play a song called The Truth from The Dream Mansion by Athos Kyriakides.

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