Below is a summary of some of the work we have done on Brexit.
Since the referendum we have been working on ensuring that theatre and the performing arts’ voice is heard as we prepared to leave the EU. We have done this through policy discussions with government and other stakeholders; through responding to requests for information from DCMS; asking members for information; or attending roundtables and meetings.
We have responded to a number of consultations on Brexit, including working with the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC).
In late 2017 we also proactively began our own Impact of Exiting the EU surveys series of research. The results of those surveys are here: UK Theatre & SOLT's Exiting the EU survey results (1, 2 & 3 combined) Survey 4 results.
Government's Brexit Readiness Grant
In 2019 SOLT and UK Theatre were successful in an application for the Government's Brexit - Business Readiness Grant. We used this grant to help the sector prepare for a possible No-Deal Brexit scenario. This included sessions around the UK. All sessions took place in Autumn 2019 and were free to attend.
They covered topics such as:
- Movement of people (short term and longer term, including immigration)
- Movement of freight (sets, equipment etc)
- IP (copyright and trade marks)
Up until the beginning of COVID members received monthly Advocacy Briefings. These included Brexit updates.