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Visas: Musicians

Home Office written question – answered on 16th June 2020.

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Photo of Hilary Benn Hilary Benn Chair, Committee on the Future Relationship with the European Union, Chair, Committee on the Future Relationship with the European Union

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the challenges of the points-based immigration system for (a) musicians and promoters from the EU and (b) for musicians from the UK as a result of the stated intention of reciprocity between the UK and EU countries.

Photo of Kevin Foster Kevin Foster The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

Overseas musicians and performers make an important contribution to the UK's creative sector.

We have set out the Government’s plan to introduce a future points-based immigration system which will enable the most talented people from around the world to come to the UK in all parts of the economy, including the creative sector.

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