Creative Industries FederationThe Creative Industries Federation has today launched its Brexit Report on the impact of leaving the EU on the UK's creative industries.

The report examines the implications of the UK leaving the European Union and outlines a number of major issues, opportunities and recommendations. The 73-page document draws on evidence from around 500 contributors at 11 meetings held by the Federation nationwide, as well as a members’ survey, to identify the opportunities as well as the dangers that it believes policy- and deal-makers must consider in the Brexit process.

John Kampfner, the Federation’s chief executive, said:

The challenge is to seize the opportunity sectors in the British economy and prioritise them in future trade deals and in the new industrial strategy. The creative industries are a massive opportunity for the UK government.

This is the fastest growing sector of the UK economy and includes all the things that Britain is famous for - from our music to our films, television and heritage. We want to work with government to safeguard the jobs, the revenues and the prestige the creative sector offers.

While the political circumstances are constantly changing, this report produces initial recommendations and explains how the UK’s creative sector currently engages with EU so that sensible decisions can be made.

Voluntary Arts have been part of the Creative Industries Federation's UK Advisory Council.

To read the full Brexit Report, visit the Creative Industries Federation website here.