Research from the British Council shows that creative organisations in the UK received a total of €57 million (£50 million) over three years between 2014 to 2016 from the European Union. This amounts to the equivalent of €18.9 million (£16.7 million) a year given by the EU’s Creative Europe programme, which supports cultural organisations. This...
Food price inflation for licensed businesses is running at 9% according to the Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers, while drink costs are rising by up to 7%, partly as a result of the fall in the value of the pound since last year’s Brexit vote.
Speaking at the Irish Congress of Trade Unions conference in Belfast, Actors Equity President Padraig Murray noted that there is currently no restriction on actors, directors or dancers who choose to live or work on either side of the border.
A landmark document signed by 400 figures from the arts, education and science – including directors of the Edinburgh Book Festival and Scottish Opera – has warned UK Brexit negotiators of “lose-lose” scenarios if barriers are allowed to derail cross-European creative and intellectual endeavour.
More than two thirds of UK design graduates are leaving London due to the cost of living and uncertainly over the impact of Brexit on the creative industries, according to a survey conducted at this week’s New Designers showcase.
Ufi Ibrahim, chief executive of the British Hospitality Association said: “We’ve had reports of owners forced to delay or abandon plans to open new restaurants[…] This is putting off skilled workers and impacting investment decisions. […] We now face a predicted shortage of more than 11,000 chefs by 2020.”