Brexit: what it means for you
The UK is leaving the EU on 29 March 2019. There is, however, still a great deal of uncertainty surrounding Brexit, especially as Theresa May’s Withdrawal Agreement has been voted down in Parliament.
It is essential for you to think carefully about what Brexit could mean for your work, especially if you travel regularly to the EU27.
While your rights as an EU citizen currently remain unchanged, large organisations, micro-businesses and freelancers are all making preparations for a no deal Brexit.
If we exit the EU without a deal in place, the current freedom of movement rules will end, meaning that it will be more expensive and more complicated for musicians and their instruments to cross borders. Pre-existing contracts with EU partners will need to be reviewed, as pieces of legislation could cease to apply after Brexit, meanings of definitions and terminology used in contracts might change and there may be financial consequences arising from fluctuations in currency, as well as new costs.
In the articles below we look at these issues in greater detail to help you understand how your work may be affected and to help you create contingency plans.
For further information, please read the Government's advice on the UK exiting the EU, which covers various topics.
Settlement scheme for EU nationals after Brexit
'No deal' Brexit: crossing borders
'No deal' Brexit: instruments in transit
Brexit and Immigration: 'No deal' policy
Read Fragomen Law Firm's advice on Brexit and changes to immigration.
'No deal' Brexit: transport, insurance and passports
Brexit and contracts
Video: 'No-deal' Brexit: what it could mean for musicians
Rare and endangered materials in musical instruments: CITES and the rules for musicians
Recent ISM Brexit statements
ISM statement on the result of the vote on the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement
The Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM), founders of the Save Music campaign, has responded to MPs’ defeat of the Government’s Brexit deal.
Save Music Campaign
The ISM's Save Music Campaign is calling for freedom of movement to be maintained for musicians after Brexit, or the introduction of a two-year working visa. Watch and share the video below, and visit the website to find out more and sign up as a campaign supporter.
ISM Brexit research
- Ism Brexit Report A4 July 2018 Online (0.45MB PDF)
Listen to our Brexit podcast
We spoke to Annabella Coldrick Chief Executive of the Music Managers Forum (MMF) about the impact of Brexit on the music industry, specifically from the Music Managers perspective and the possible issues touring artists and the industry will face.