31.03.2021: UK Music Chief Executive Jamie Njoku-Goodwin has urged Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden to reveal how negotiations with EU countries over removing restrictions on EU touring were progressing.
In a letter to the Cabinet Minister, he warns that musicians are “having to cancel tours or turn down work” on a daily basis because of the problems the now face post-Brexit.
When Prime Minister Boris Johnson appeared before the Liaison Committee of senior MPs earlier this month, he pledged the Government was working”flat out” to address the issue and was having “plenty of conversations” with EU governments.
However, music industry leaders are demanding more clarity about the talks and seeking an update on any progress.
In his letter, the UK Music Chief Executive says:
“The more we know about the status and direction of your bilateral talks, the better we will be able to reinforce the work you are doing with our own lobbying efforts.
“We would therefore kindly request regular progress updates on these bilateral negotiations that the Prime Minister referred to, so we can better understand how to support them as effectively as possible”.
You can read the letter to Oliver Dowden here.
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