Musicians: British Nationals Abroad

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered on 2nd October 2019.

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Photo of James Frith James Frith Labour, Bury North

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps she has taken to ensure that British musicians will be able to apply for work permits that will be valid from 1 November 2019 in the event that an agreement is not reached before the UK leaves the EU.

Photo of Nigel Adams Nigel Adams Minister of State

When the UK leaves the EU on 31 October 2019, free movement as it currently stands will end. Musicians will need to check if they need a visa or work permit and meet any requirements for their profession to work in the EU country they’re visiting.

Officials are meeting with the music industry to ensure that professionals in the sector are aware of Government guidance on EU Exit, and have time to prepare for changes at the border in the event the UK leaves without a Deal.

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