Musicians and Brexit

Dear Constituent,

Thank you for contacting me about travel arrangements for musicians after the United Kingdom leaves the EU.

Our performers and artists are internationally recognised and have influenced generations of artists across the world. Rest assured that musicians in the UK can continue to travel and tour as we leave the European Union.

The Prime Minister has said that the UK will leave the EU by 31 October. The Government is seeking a new deal with the EU but will also prepare for every eventuality to ensure that all sectors can continue to operate with confidence.

In the event of a no deal exit, you may need to apply for an ATA carnet or a Duplicate List, which has no fee, to temporarily export goods into the European Union. The Government has published a range of information on what you would need to do and guidance is available here.

The Government continues to engage with the music sector to understand the impacts and opportunities that the EU exit will have. The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has met and engaged with representatives from the music industry to specifically discuss touring musicians and crews. You may also be interested to know that the Music Export Growth Scheme supports UK artists achieve global recognition by entering overseas markets through promotional grants and bringing UK music acts to international audiences.

Thank you again for taking the time to contact me.

Yours,

EDWARD LEIGH MP