06.05.2022: UK Music Chief Executive Jamie Njoku-Goodwin has welcomed Government news to help specialist hauliers – but warned more work needs to be done to help UK musicians and crew.
He spoke following news that hauliers serving music concerts, sports and other cultural events will be able to move their vehicles freely between the UK and EU thanks to new measures for the haulage sector announced by the Department for Transport today (May 6).
The Government said that the new dual registration measure is expected to come into force from late summer 2022.
Dual registration will mean drivers with an established base in Great Britain and in another country outside of the UK will be able to transfer their vehicle between both operator licences without the need to change vehicles, have their journeys limited or pay VED in Great Britain.
UK Music Chief Executive Jamie Njoku-Goodwin said:
“This is very welcome news and important progress for UK musicians and crew looking to tour the EU. It follows a huge amount of work from right across the music industry.
There are, however, a number of cabotage issues that we will continue to work with the Government to resolve. It is vital that UK musicians and crew can tour and work freely in the EU.”
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