Monday, February 20, 2017

Creating trouble

Brexit is set to wreak havoc on the creative industries, as it is on pretty much every other area of life. Here's Gail Rebuck, Chair of Penguin Random House UK, outlining the industries' five most significant concerns at the House of Lords back in January, in her capacity as Baroness Rebuck of Bloomsbury: access to talent and skills, funding and access to grants, copyright and the regulatory framework, trading relationships and co-investments, and intellectual and research independence within higher education. All five are under threat, and, amid talk of measures to redress the impacts of leaving Europe in other spheres, it remains to be seen what might be done to safeguard one of the very few areas in which the UK continues to excel.

(Thanks to Mike for the link.)

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