HomeInsightsDepartment for Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee launches inquiry into impact of Brexit on creative industries and digital single market.


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The Committee invites written evidence on the following issues:

  • Will the UK be able to attract and retain talent from across the world in order to maintain its high reputation in the creative industries?
  • While the Intellectual Property Office has stated that the position on trade marks, designs, patents, copyright and enforcement remains the same until exit negotiations are concluded, what should happen in relation to copyright after the UK leaves the EU?
  • The UK digital sector currently is worth £118 billion a year; 43% of UK digital exports go to the EU. How has UK membership of the EU helped to shape the Digital Single Market to date?  What are the fears and advantages arising from the UK being outside the developing Single Market?  What will happen to companies that have used the UK as a base for sales within the Single Market?
  • What will be the impact of the loss of European Union funding, both specialised (such as the Creative Europe fund) and more general (such as the Regional Development Fund)? Will the UK Government replace these?  Can tax exemptions or private sponsorship fill the gap?

The deadline for written submissions is Friday 28 October 2016.  For information, including how to respond, click here.