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"The next time some Brexit grandee dials it in from Provence to assure the Today Programme that all is well, report them to the Excise, for not doing the paperwork for their phone, that'll reverse Brexit."
The music charity Help Musicians is set to provide a new fund that will give UK-based artists advice and planning tips regarding touring Europe in the post-Brexit climate.
Boris Johnson had previously promised to "fix" issues around visas so UK musicians could tour the continent permit-free.
Published by Arts Council of Northern Ireland in May 2021 (updated July 2021).
The Arts Council of Northern Ireland (ACNI) has published a report highlighting the implications for culture in Northern Ireland of the UK's withdrawal from the European Union (EU).
A new artist-led campaign has been launched to encourage the UK Government to work to reduce the costs and red tape facing musicians touring Europe.
Stars including Radiohead, Biffy Clyro and Ghostpoet are urging the government to make touring Europe easier, to prevent "the collapse of the industry".
Representatives from the live music industry, and Elton John, have sharply criticised the Government’s handling of the post-Brexit crisis for the touring industry resulting from a lack of agreement with the EU over visa issues and movement of equipment.
‘The government seems unable or unwilling to fix this gaping hole in their trade deal and defaults to blaming the EU rather than finding ways out of this mess,’ musician says.
He said there are ‘gaping holes’ in the Brexit deal.
Faced with the titanic costs of post-Brexit visas and carnets, UK musicians warn they are being left with no option but to relocate to Europe or quit the music industry altogether.
The lead singer of Mercury Prize-nominated band Sports Team says touring in Europe is going to cost British performers tens of thousands of pounds due to post-Brexit paperwork.
This real-life experience of a small West Yorkshire company, before and after the creation of the single market, provides an insight into our imminent future in the event that we leave the EU without a worthwhile trading deal.
Contingency plans are being worked out for several sectors of the British industry as the deadline to leave the European Union looms.
Bands, theatre groups and sports clubs could be badly hit by need for visas, carnets and documents.
This van driver gave a fascinating insight into how Brexit will affect business in Britain - leading some Brexiteers to admit they may have voted the wrong way.