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Committee hears from fashion industry on impact of UK-EU trade deal

8 June 2021

The Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee considers what barriers remain to cultural exchange between the UK and EU, the effectiveness of the Government’s work to address concerns raised by the creative industries, and what action is necessary to find solutions. 

Witnesses

Thursday 10 June, virtual meeting

At 2.30pm

  • Craig Stanley, Agent & Promoter, Marshall Arts Limited, and Chair of the ‘Touring Group’ for LIVE (Live music Industry Venues & Entertainment)
  • Tamara Cincik, Founder and CEO, Fashion Roundtable
  • Noel McClean, National Secretary, Arts & Entertainment, BBC and Independent Broadcasting Divisions, Bectu

A representative of the UK’s fashion industry, Tamara Cincik, outlines the challenges of working within the EU following the post-Brexit trade deal when she appears before MPs this week.

The session also hears from agent and promoter Craig Stanley and Bectu union leader Noel McClean on the impact of the trade deal on touring and live events, with some member states requiring visas or work permits.

The panel is a change to previously announced witnesses. Cabinet Office Minister Lord Frost and Culture Minister Caroline Dinenage MP, who were due to appear on Thursday 10 June, will now give evidence at a later date. The Committee is examining the impact of the Government’s failure to reach agreement with the EU to enable visa-free travel and reduce practical and financial barriers to British creatives, crews and vehicles working in the EU.

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