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Barclays’ Lorraine Ruckstuhl provides a useful step-by-step guide of what producers must consider if the UK exits the EU

Brexit is potentially almost upon us – theoretically on 31 October if no deal is agreed with the European Union – and it is important for all businesses to be as prepared as they can be for the UK leaving the union. Earlier this month, the DCMS issued some useful advice for the media and broadcasting sector, noting how the creative sector and others may to impacted.

Specific to production companies, there are several practical concerns relating to visas and work permits for overseas shooting and cross border travel. Any business that is in production in Europe at the moment should take the time to understand the DCMS’s advice, so we’ve summarised the government’s 10-point checklist here

  • Step 1 Check if your employees need a visa or work permit and meet any requirements for their profession to work in the country they’re going to
  • Step 2 Ask your employees to check if they need to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme
  • Step 3 Check what you need to do to make sure you can travel through the border of the country you are visiting
  • Step 4 Check if you need to change the way you access personal data from the EU/EEA
  • Step 5 Check if you need to change how you go about accounting and reporting
  • Step 6 Appoint a representative in the EU if you run a large UK-based online business providing digital services in the EU
  • Step 7 Check if you need to change your contracts to provide licensed content outside the UK
  • Step 8 Check the rules you need to follow if you’re a broadcaster or provider of video on demand services in the UK or the EU
  • Step 9 Check what customs procedures you need to follow to take creative and cultural goods in and out of the EU for business
  • Step 10 Check what you need to do if you currently receive EU funding

Lorraine Ruckstuhl

Lorraine Ruckstuhl is Barclays industry head of media