17/09/2019: UK Music has lined up a fantastic panel to discuss our keynote theme this year of #SelfieLeave at Labour’s annual Conference.
Our panel line-up of speakers in Brighton will be Vicky Foxcroft MP (Shadow DCMS Minister), Tracy Brabin (#SelfieLeave Bill Sponsor), Horace Trubridge (General Secretary, Musicians’ Union) and Olga FitzRoy (Coldplay & Doctor Who sound engineer) and will be chaired by UK Music CEO Michael Dugher.
The event will take place on Monday 23 September from 12.30pm to 2pm at Arundel 2, Holiday Inn, Brighton, BN1 2JF – just a few minutes along the seafront from the conference centre.
It is focused on the challenges facing self-employed parents in the music industry. We are calling on the Government to urgently update shared parental leave and pay rules to include self-employed parents in the creative industries and across the UK workforce.
At present, self-employed parents have no way of sharing parental leave in the same way as other workers. We want an end to this unfair and unjust situation that has a dramatic impact on thousands of the 72 per cent of those in the music industry, performing and visual arts who are self-employed. Changing the rules would allow parents greater flexibility over childcare decisions, help close the gender pay gap, enable mothers to maintain successful careers and give fathers the chance to care for their children.
UK Music supported Labour MPs Tracy Brabin’s “SelfieLeave” Bill which was introduced last year.
The venue at the Holiday Inn is outside the secure zone for the conference, so there is no need for a pass to access the event. Refreshments will be provided.