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Long term - preparation now for full implementation after the UK’s exit from the EU The government should reform the migration system to enable easy access to critical skills and talent from both EU and non-EU countries, including a review of the shortage occupation list in light of our exit from the EU. The government should commit to continued funding for research and development (R&D) post-exit, with a focus on high-innovation sectors and continued scope for domestic and transnational partnerships, preferably including a continued association with Horizon 2020. The UK should look to maintain participation in Creative Europe, alongside other non-EU partners given its effectiveness, particularly for cultural exports, to the UK as a net beneficiary. If this is not possible, equivalent funding should be redirected for similar purposes within the UK. Once the terms of exit are clear, following the repeal of the European Communities Act, the government should conduct a systematic review of EU-based regulation with a view to reducing or improving regulation where possible, in the interests of businesses and consumers, and we should take the opportunity to strengthen the UK’s voice and influence in international forums such as the World Intellectual Property Organisation. The government should explore the scope to improve the impact of creative sector tax incentives.

Brexit Report


Creative Industries Federation: Brexit report