Friday 15 January 2021 / 12:22 PM Rachel Reeves

Rachel Reeves responds to reports that the UK Government took the decision to end visa-free touring for musicians in Europe

Rachel Reeves MP, Labour’s Shadow Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, responding to reports that the UK Government took the decision to end visa-free touring for musicians in Europe, said:

“Not only has this government sold our musicians short, it seems they barely gave them a second thought.

“They need to fix this hole in the deal, listen and offer an explanation to the thousands of performing artists and crew who have already had an extremely difficult year and make it clear that they will not leave British businesses and our creative sector opportunities behind outside of the EU.”