|Author (Corporate)||United Kingdom: House of Commons: Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee|
|Publisher||The Stationery Office (TSO)|
|Series Title||2nd Report|
|Series Details||(2017-19) HC365|
|Publication Date||January 2018|
|Content Type||Policy-making, Report|
The United Kingdom: House of Commons: Committee of Public Accounts (PAC) published a report called The potential impact of Brexit on the creative industries, tourism and the digital single market in January 2018.
Maintaining access to talent, UK production tax credits, and getting clarity around regulatory equivalence with the EU, were vital to resolving concerns about Brexit, said the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee in its report.
The Committee's report examined the potential impact of changes to three key areas: the workforce, funding and the regulatory environment.
In producing this report, the Committee sought to identify areas of concern that needed to be addressed as part of the Brexit process. The working assumption of the Committee in making its recommendations to the Government had been that the UK would leave the EU at the end of March 2019, and would not seek to maintain its membership of the European Single Market, beyond any agreed transitional period following Brexit.
Tourism, the creative industries, and the businesses that made up the digital economy were key sectors of the UK's economy.
+ Travel and tourism was the fourth largest industry in the UK, contributing in excess of £130bn to the economy.
There were, however, a number of areas of potential challenge to these industries as a result of Brexit:
+ The overwhelming message from businesses and organisations across the creative industries and tourism sectors was to retain the access to the talent they need from outside the UK, particularly as a large percentage of the international workforce supporting them is made up of EU nationals.
+ A Government mapping exercise setting out precise streams of existing, direct European funding for creative and cultural organisations, and an overview of future funding, should be published in order to assuage current uncertainty over the nature of long-term funding.
+ In the telecommunications sector particular uncertainty exists around possible price hikes for UK mobile phone customers using mobile data in the EU post Brexit. The Government must be open and honest about the latest predictions regarding data roaming charges.
|Subject Categories||Business and Industry, Culture, Education and Research|
|Countries / Regions||United Kingdom|