Government publishes Brexit impact report2:35, 2nd January 2018
The Government has published a Creative Industries Sector Report, examining the potential impact of leaving the European Union (EU).
The report contains a description of the sector, the current EU regulatory regime, existing frameworks for how trade is facilitated between countries, and sector views.
It notes that 6.7% of the workforce in 2016 were EU nationals, but that music, performing and visual arts have the lowest proportion of EU nationals working in the sector (4.1%, or 2,258,000 people).
The Creative Industries exported £14.7bn worth of goods in 2015, 38.6% more than in 2010. This represents 5.2% of total UK goods exports, with music, performing and visual arts one of the highest export sub-sectors.
The publication does not cover issues such as freedom of movement and omits ‘sector views’; although the Committee received these from the Government, it ‘decided not to publish this section’.
The Creative Industries Federation (CIF) described the release of the report as a ‘positive development’, but criticised the ‘protracted resistance’ to releasing the document and a series of ‘major oversights’. Numerous individuals from the sector also criticised the publication.
Behold! The #Brexit sectoral report for the creative industries (Report 10). It’s a description of the status quo without a single scrap of impact analysis. And sector views have not been included. If I wasn’t so shocked and angry I’d be laughing. https://t.co/OYcr0vMK3f
— David Harradine (@davidharradine) December 21, 2017
To be blunt, The #Brexit Creative Industries Sector Report is an absolute disgrace. It is in no way at all an impact assessment, rather it is a series of descriptive statements, & the views of the sector have been redacted.
— Dave O'Brien (@DrDaveOBrien) December 21, 2017