What do this week's Brexit announcements mean for free movement?
Government this week announced that it will return to the previous policy of giving new EU migrants three years’ temporary leave to remain. This would avoid an immediate cliff-edge for EU migration to the UK and allow EU nationals who arrive before the end of 2020 to stay until December 2023. However, there remains a significant risk for UK talent looking to work in the EU in the event of a No Deal, with touring artists, film and TV crews, and others facing enormous uncertainty, high costs and administration to undertake core business activities across EU member states.
We have been clear that a No Deal scenario must be avoided. Throughout the summer, we have been highlighting the dangers of an immediate end to freedom of movement, and continue to call for greater clarity and security on citizens’ rights. This, alongside the sector's other top priorities, is outlined in our Brexit Red Lines.
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