UK Music Chief Executive Jamie Njoku-Goodwin has welcomed PM Boris Johnson’s commitment that he will fix the work permits crisis facing touring musicians.
DCMS Select Committee Chair Julian Knight MP quizzed the PM over the issue when he appeared before the Liaison Committee at Westminster on March 24.
Mr Knight told the PM that workers in the creative industries now faced “uneconomic visa fees”, struggled to move instruments and kit and were losing work to those with EU passports.
He asked: “Why were these sectors allowed to suffer a no deal Brexit?”
The Prime Minister replied that talks were underway with the UK’s EU partners and he was “passionate” about the ability of artists to be able to tour freely, citing a group called the English comedians who performed Hamlet in German in 1620.