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Brexit Guidance


How musicians living in the UK may be affected by Brexit

The ability to travel and work freely and easily in the EU is of paramount importance to our members.

That's why we campaigned to stay in the EU, and why we could not support the most recent Brexit deal. The MU will oppose any Brexit which removes freedom of movement for musicians.

As the leaving date of 29 March approaches, we have put together some FAQs to help advise members.

Don’t forget that you can always contact your regional office for advice.

Latest Brexit news

Report Released Recommending that Government Must Act Now to Protect Music

A new report from the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee says the Government must act now to protect music. The Musicians’ Union (MU) is delighted to see the inquiry take on board our concerns about working in the European Union (EU) post-Brexit.

Call for Information from Musicians who Have Been Denied Settled Status

The Musicians’ Union (MU) has received a report of a musician denied settled status after spending more than twenty-five years living and working in the UK.

Gigging and Touring Before the EU

Over 15,000 people have signed the Musicians’ Union (MU) petition for a touring visa for musicians working in the European Union post-Brexit.

Concerned About Your Right to Work in the EU Post-Brexit? Ask Your MP & Devolved Representatives to Back Musicians

The Musicians’ Union (MU) is calling on Government and Parliament to introduce a European Union (EU) touring visa for musicians working in the EU post-Brexit.

Related downloads

Partnership pack February 2019 (PDF 2.7 MB file opens in new window)

Guidance for EU workers on applying for settled status Jan 2019 (PDF 320.63 bytes file opens in new window)