Arts Council England has reportedly taken the decision to “completely cut funding to Arts & Business from 2012”, preceded by a 50% cash cut to the organisation in 2011/12. It’s tempting to see this as having something to do with a political desire to undermine the government’s vision of more business involvement in the arts. Because I would have thought that Arts & Business’s activities raised far more for the arts than the relatively small amount of public money (£3.84m in 2010) invested in the organisation, given that the private sector gives around £686 million annually to culture in the UK.