The uncertainty and lack of clear decision on how the UK will leave the European Union and on what terms has the potential to be more damaging than Brexit itself.
The UK entertainment industry operates across borders at many levels – rental companies, manufacturers, distributors and individuals all have the potential to be affected.
PLASA has complied this list of resources to help members prepare whatever the outcome.
PLASA can recommend the following resources prepared by official government sources:
Preparing to leave the EU
Use this tool to find out what you and your business may need to do to prepare for Brexit.
Detailed Brexit guidance
British Chamber of Commerce checklist
A useful checklist to help you consider the changes that Brexit may bring to your business, and to help business planning at both operational and Board levels.
How to prepare if the UK leaves the EU with no deal
Government official guidance on how to prepare for Brexit if there’s no deal.
Advice for businesses trading with the EU
HMRC letters to VAT-registered businesses trading with the EU explaining how to prepare for changes to customs, excise and VAT if the UK leaves the EU without a deal.
Employer Bulletin: Brexit edition
The latest Brexit updates for employers and agents.
Notices from European Commission departments on how Brexit would change law and policy in their areas of work.
Carrying out international road haulage after Brexit
What UK goods vehicle operators need to do to carry out international road haulage if there’s a no-deal Brexit.
The following resources have been prepared by reputable organisations* which may be useful to you:
* PLASA cannot verify or be held responsible for any information provided and recommend checking with official government sources if uncertain.
UK Music have complied comprehensive advice for those in the music industry to prepare in the event of a no-deal Brexit.
Topics include freedom of movement, Common Travel Area (The border between the UK and the Republic of Ireland), permanent residence, VAT, data protection, copyright, social security and carnets.
Read information on their campaign to protect musicians’ rights post-Brexit. Their five key issues are protecting working musicians’ right to travel, copyright protection, workers’ rights, the rights of EU citizens in the UK, and arts funding.
HMRC five-step guide to Brexit
HMRC has put together a simple, easy-to-follow five-step guide to trade with the EU after a no-deal Brexit.
PRS for Music
PRS for Music have written about the mitigation measures in place to ensure that they can continue to operate effectively, whatever the terms of our exit from the EU.
While only Parliament can provide the answers, if you seek further advice get in touch with the PLASA team via email@example.com or +44 (0)1323 524 120 and they will guide you to sources of external information or put you in touch with other members who can share their experience.
Adam Blaxill, Chair of the PLASA board