McGinn – Plan for hard Brexit threatens Creative Industries

The Creative Industries Federation have today (Monday, 29 January) published a report on global trade.

The CIF report reveals that 80% of Federation members are not confident that Britain will maintain its global reputation post-Brexit and 40% say a ‘no deal’ Brexit would harm their business’s ability to export.

Commenting, Conor McGinn MP, a leading supporter of the Open Britain campaign, said: 

"Britain's creative industries are a jewel in our economic crown, bringing in billions in export revenue. As 45% of creative industries’ service exports are to the EU, it is no wonder there is great worry about Brexit.

"Staying in the Single Market and Customs Union for the long-term would secure that trade and offer the certainty the industry needs. The Government's plan for a hard Brexit outside the Single Market and Customs Union threatens to destroy the economic advantage Britain has in the creative industries."

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Notes to editors

Conor McGinn is secretary of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Music.