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."


Notes to editors

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