What kind of trade deal will the UK have with the European Union after the end of its Brexit transition period this year? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ is the best description, in the absence of an emoticon denoting ‘throwing hands in the air and running around screaming’.
There is some positive news though: the British government has created some new trade advisory groups to ensure it gets advice from key industries. One of those trade groups is for the creative industries, and two music bodies – the BPI and UK Music – are represented on it.
BPI Boss Geoff Taylor offered an optimistic outlook in his official statement for the government’s press release.
“As we establish ourselves an independent trading nation, the global partnerships we forge in the coming years will be key to the UK’s future growth,” he said. “With the right frameworks in place to enable the UK’s creative industries to flourish, the opportunities are absolutely there for the taking.”