Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Investing

Theatres warn of ‘devastating’ Brexit impact over touring visas

London Theatres

UK theatres have called for urgent clarification over post-Brexit touring provisions, warning that a failure to resolve visa rules would have “devastating consequences” for the sector.

In a letter to ministers today the all-party parliamentary group (APPG) for theatre warned that a current lack of clarity over touring rules posed a major threat to the country’s thriving performing arts sector.

In addition to visa rules, the letter said new rules on transporting items such as sets, props and musical instruments on the continent would create additional costs and delays.

It urged the government to secure an exemption for these goods and to provide financial support to mitigate the impact of higher costs and loss of work, similar to the £100m fund pledged to UK fisheries.

“As someone who worked in Europe in a life before politics, I know that there are significant opportunities for the performing arts on the continent, and we need to ensure that our domestic talent can access those,” said Giles Watling, co-chair of the theatre APPG.

“As we set out in this letter, and even with a Brexit deal, significant obstacles have emerged that threaten our world-leading performing arts exports and imports, which also puts their economic, social and cultural contributions at risk.”

It follows a major backlash from the music industry over the government’s failure to secure visa-free travel for touring artists and their crews after Brexit.

Earlier this month more than 100 British artists, including Sir Elton John, Ed Sheeran and Liam Gallagher, penned a scathing letter saying they had been “shamelessly failed” by the government.

The UK’s theatre industry contributes £10.8bn to the economy and provides major British exports with West End hits such as War Horse, Matilda The Musical and Harry Potter And The Cursed Child.

The letter was supported by industry bodies UK Theatre, Society of London Theatre, the Association of British Orchestras, One Dance UK, the Incorporated Society of Musicians and UK Music.

Read more:
Theatres warn of ‘devastating’ Brexit impact over touring visas

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Get the daily email that makes reading the news actually enjoyable. Stay informed and entertained, for free.
Your information is secure and your privacy is protected. By opting in you agree to receive emails from us. Remember that you can opt-out any time, we hate spam too!

Latest

Investing

People living in rural areas are having to travel further to find somewhere to withdraw and deposit cash free of charge, says the City...

Investing

Ministers have ruled out extending the list of workers who are exempt from self-isolation rules and warned that the August 16 date for lifting...

Economy

The House of Representatives will adopt the Senate’s version of the proposed measure taxing Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGO), a key lawmaker said on...

Economy

President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Friday approved the recommendation of his pandemic task force to enforce stricter quarantine rules in Manila, the capital, and...

Economy

Thirty-seven percent of Filipinos are optimistic that their lives will improve over the next 12 months, a non-commissioned survey shows.  Of the 1,200 respondents in Social Weather Stations’...

Economy

Six electricity consumers on Friday filed a complaint with the Ombudsman against Department of Energy (DoE) Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi, alleging that the government official has neglected his duties.  “In his five...

You May Also Like

Investing

Having a good Instagram marketing agency to back up your Instagram account is an absolute must going into the new year. With competition stronger...

Economy

US President Joseph R. Biden, Jr., will rely on ally countries to supply the bulk of the metals needed to build electric vehicles and focus on...

Investing

As a traditionally rigid insurance industry becomes bogged down by antiquated processes and operations, a handful of industry leaders are seeking to shake things...

Economy

THE Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has warned the public from investing or to stop any investment in a group named Maxxprofit Computer Trading...

Disclaimer: SmartRetirementReport.com, its managers, its employees, and assigns (collectively "The Company") do not make any guarantee or warranty about what is advertised above. Information provided by this website is for research purposes only and should not be considered as personalized financial advice. The Company is not affiliated with, nor does it receive compensation from, any specific security. The Company is not registered or licensed by any governing body in any jurisdiction to give investing advice or provide investment recommendation. Any investments recommended here should be taken into consideration only after consulting with your investment advisor and after reviewing the prospectus or financial statements of the company.

Copyright © 2021 SmartRetirementReport. All Rights Reserved.

Get the daily email that makes reading the news actually enjoyable. Stay informed and entertained, for free.



Your information is secure and your privacy is protected. By opting in you agree to receive emails from us. Remember that you can opt-out any time, we hate spam too!