Consultation now open on the European Commission’s proposals.
The UK Government is now seeking views about the proposals to inform its approach to negotiations in the EU Council and European Parliament during 2012.
The new programme would allocate more than €900 million in support of the cinema and audio-visual sector and almost €500 million for culture. The plans also include a new financial guarantee facility worth more than €210 million, which would enable small operators to access bank loans.
The consultation will run until Friday 16 March 2012.