Tell the Government to fix the Brexit crisis for the creative industries

The UK/EU Trade Deal has made it virtually impossible for many UK creative professionals to work in the EU. Expensive visas, different work permits for different countries and inconsistent tax and social security rules are just some of the obstacles workers now face.

Equity has launched a new lobbying action following the Government's continuing inability to resolve the problems faced by our members travelling to the EU 27 for work. We're urging Equity members to lobby your MP to keep up the pressure on the Government to fix this crisis. 

Lobby your MP now 

Together with a number of unions, industry bodies and MPs from across the political spectrum we are calling for:

  • a bespoke Visa Waiver Agreement with the EU for the creative sector
  • bilateral agreements with key individual EU Member States
  • emergency funding to cover additional costs when undertaking work in Europe
  • reduce impact of new road haulage and cross-trade rules

What our members tell us

  • 43% of Equity members report that Brexit has negatively affected their confidence in being able to find work in the arts and entertainment industry
  • 31% have seen job advertisements and/or casting breakdowns asking for EU passport holders only to apply
  • 14% have been asked by their agent to confirm if they are an EU passport holder for the purpose of finding work

Advice on working in the EU

We've pulled together advice for Equity members to help you navigate working in the EU under the latest Brexit rules.

Visit our working in the EU advice page


EU Settlement Scheme - how do I apply.pdf

EU Settlement Scheme - Briefing Pack.pdf

Brexit edited briefing.docx

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