National lottery could compensate for culture cuts

A national lottery with proceeds going to the culture sector could off-set the effects of the planned cuts, liberal VVD MP Bart de Liefde told the AD on Thursday.

De Liefde told the paper the proceeds could compensate for a large proportion of the planned €200m spending reduction.
Last week the national arts council reported that the cuts and the increase in value added tax from 6% to 19% on ticket prices would lead to the loss of 3,000 jobs.
The Netherlands already has lotteries for sport, development aid and charities.

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