Do you have a query about your publishing and business activities in the event of a no-deal Brexit? Concerned about imports, exports, printing, copyright, freedom of movement or anything else? The IPG can help. We are producing a package of advice from legal, supply chain and publishing experts to support you right up to Brexit Day. To get their support, email us with your details.

Our Brexit experts have already answered a number of questions so far so please do look at the relevant subpages and download a compilation of much of this advice here.

This service is available to all publishers, and you do not have to be a member of the IPG to participate. It has been provided with the help of the government’s Brexit Readiness Fund.

Free Brexit and publishing webinar

On Thursday 31 October we hosted a free webinar about Brexit’s impacts on publishing. It covered big issues including imports, exports, shipping, freedom of movement, copyright and rights, and featured experts including business and logistics advisor Steve Walker, Martin Carter of freight specialist Unsworth, RSM’s lead Brexit partner Simon Hart and Fox Williams partner, IP expert Simon Bennett and the IPG’s Brexit Coordinator, Miles Poynton.

You can view the video file of our webinar on the IPG Skills Hub here. A podcast with the audio content will be available to both IPG and non-members shortly.

The webinar was free and open to everyone, whether they are a member of the IPG or not, and we would love you to promote it to all your colleagues and contacts. This webinar was provided with the help of the government’s Brexit Readiness Fund.

DCMS Brexit information
IPG’s Brexit Coordinator Miles Poynton attended a Brexit briefing from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. We were told that if a Brexit deal is achieved, little will change before the end of the implementation period in late 2020. Should there be a no-deal Brexit, the government has pledged to not introduce any tariffs to goods inbound to the UK for 12 months. Any EU nationals arriving in the UK will be covered by the EU settlement scheme, and any arriving before the end of 2020 will be able to apply for temporary status. Creative Europe funding will continue until at least the end of 2020 too. 

The DCMS also highlighted some useful guidance on data protection and compliance for small businesses that has been issued by the Information Commissioner’s Office; access that here. The government’s general portal for Brexit information is here, and details of a dedicated imports and exports helpline are here.

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport is also flagging up a diagram that shows the steps to take when visiting an EU country in a no-deal scenario, a timeline for the EU Settlement and European Temporary Leave to Remain schemes and information about applying to those schemes. It invited responses to a consultation by the Migration Advisory Committee on the salary threshold and points-based immigration system. 

The government is also adding more resources to its general Brexit portal, and if you scroll down that page you can sign up for updates. Its specific advice for people working in the creative industries, including a checklist, is here. Useful advice we have seen recently includes a step-by-step export planner, country-by-country no-deal trading guide, EORI number tool, travel guidance, proposed trading arrangements with non-EU countries, and Brexit-related IP and data protection information.