Arts: Immigration Controls

Treasury written question – answered on 25th January 2021.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Alison McGovern Alison McGovern Shadow Minister (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport)

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment the Government has made of the economic effect of immigration restrictions on EU-based creative workers.

Photo of Kemi Badenoch Kemi Badenoch The Exchequer Secretary

The Government recognises the importance of the UK’s and EU’s thriving cultural industries. This is why, during our recent negotiations with the EU, we pushed for ambitious arrangements for performers and artists to be able to travel without needing work-permits.

Our proposals were developed in consultation with the UK’s creative industries and would have allowed musicians and performers to travel and perform more easily in the EU and vice versa, however, these proposals were rejected by the EU.

Does this answer the above question?

Yes1 person thinks so

No1 person thinks not

Would you like to ask a question like this yourself? Use our Freedom of Information site.