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  • “EU migrant labour has become important to almost every sector of agriculture from dairy herdsmen, to hatchery workers and, most notably, seasonal workers to plant and harvest crops. An abrupt reduction in the number of EU workers able to work in the UK after leaving the EU would cause massive disruption to the entire food supply chain.”
    Meurig Raymond
    President, National Farmers Union

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posted on 30th December 2017

50 OF BRITAIN’S INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE IN THE CREATIVE INDUSTRIES

A GLOBAL FUTURE REPORT DECEMBER 2017

Leading figures in Britain’s Creative Industries fear a hard Brexit will damage a sector of the economy that the Government itself estimates is worth more than £87 billion a year.

A survey for the Global Future think tank with 50 of the most influential figures in creative Industries is published today.

It reveals:

• The single highest priority for government action now is preserving the right for Freedom of Movement between the UK and the European Union. This is seen as more important for securing growth and vibrancy in the future even than government funding for the arts or securing trade and investment.

• The creative leaders were almost unanimous (46 out of 50) in saying a hard Brexit that ended free movement would have either a negative or devastating impact on their industries.

• A similar number of respondents said cultural diversity was one of the chief reasons behind Britain’s creative success on the world stage (42), that there was now a big risk for the UK’s soft power and creative reputation (46) and that morale in their sector had fallen since the European referendum last year (41).
 

Gurnek Bains, CEO of Global Future, said:

“Britain’s Creative Industries employ more people than our financial sector and make a hugely important contribution to our economy, as well as driving our soft power in the world. Until now their voice has not be heard properly in the debate about our future.”

“But this survey shows that leaders in this industry regard a hard Brexit, which would severely restrict their ability to hire the talent needed to thrive, now threatens one of the things that makes Britain great.”

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