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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 Theresa May’s Brexit deal. The MU will oppose any Brexit which removes freedom of movement for musicians.

We understand that members have concerns about how Brexit might affect them and so have put together some FAQs.

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

Latest Brexit news

Be Sure Your Voice is Heard: Register to Vote

A general election is coming. With Brexit still looming on the horizon, it is more important than ever that your voice is heard.

New Brexit Deal Does Nothing for Musicians says MU

New Brexit Deal published today (Thursday 17 October) does not deal with issues for musicians which have been pointed out by the MU and others.

Touring Members Advised to Read Entry Requirements for EU Countries

The MU has been sent the following links which members can follow to check entry requirements – including work permits – for 26 EU countries.

DEFRA Releases Update on CITES Permit Applications Ahead of Brexit

Members planning to travel after Brexit with musical instruments that fall under the protected species guidelines are advised to apply for permits as soon as possible.

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)