The Federation responds to the Post-Brexit Trade Deal

December 24, 2020

Responding to the announcement of a Post-Brexit Trade Deal, Caroline Norbury MBE, CEO, Creative Industries Federation, said:

After a year that has hit the UK’s creative industries hard, it comes as a huge relief for many that a deal with the EU has finally been reached, and that a new chapter of our relationship can begin. It is now vital that we avoid a cliff-edge on key arrangements that have enabled our world-leading sector to thrive, such as ease of movement and data adequacy. 

Although we await the finer details of the agreement, first sights include some notable disappointments for the creative industries, such as confirmation that the UK will not be part of the Erasmus scheme and that there will be no more automatic recognition of professional qualifications in fields such as architecture. 

As the UK approaches this critical juncture, it is vital that we continue to prosper as a global leader in creativity. With just seven days to go before the transition period ends, we urge the government to resolve and mitigate these key issues so that our creative sector can do what it does best - create, innovate and generate world-leading ideas that ultimately enrich our lives, communities and country.

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