The Federation’s ‘Global Talent Report’ launches today. It outlines the crucial role that international talent plays in the UK’s creative industries and why we must have access to the brightest and best from around the world if we are to remain the global leader in this sector.
The creative industries face severe skills shortages and find it difficult to attract and retain the international talent they need to succeed. This skills crisis will be exacerbated should freedom of movement end after Brexit - a decision our sector does not endorse.
The Global Talent Report sets out recommendations on how future immigration systems for both EU and non-EU workers can best support the creative industries. It draws on evidence submitted by Federation members working across the sector and throughout the UK.
We launch the report on the same day that senior representatives from Labour, the Scottish National Party and the Liberal Democrats call on the Prime Minister to issue a clear and definitive statement on government's position on global creative talent.
We must make the case for international talent as powerfully as possible. We ask each of you to share the report as widely as you can, including through twitter using #GlobalTalent. We also call on government and MPs from across all political parties to engage with us and respond to our proposals.
The Federation will continue to make the case for the sector at the highest levels of Government throughout Brexit negotiations and beyond. We will also submit evidence to the Migration Advisory Committee’s consultation on the importance of EEA workers to the UK.