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On 23 June 2016 the UK voted to leave the European Union. The UK
and the EU ratified the withdrawal agreement by 31 January 2020.
The Brexit transition period runs until 31 December 2020 while the
EU and UK negotiate new arrangements.
This move will have implications for all businesses, publishers
included. As well as changes to the free movement of people,
trading conditions, exports, copyright and selling rights and
sub-licences to titles will be affected. Here we round up some of
the resources and comment on how your Scottish-based business could
be affected by Brexit.
Government website lists actions that you can take now
that do not depend on negotiations. Check the new rules from
January 2021 and take action now.
Intellectual Property Ofice - IP and Brexit - The Facts
Intellectual Property after 1 January 2021. Update from IPO (24 November 2020)
PrepareforBrexit.scot website. Includes Brexit self-assessment tool to help
identify what you can do now to ready your company for business
Research briefings by the Scottish Parliament's Information
Centre (SPICe) on the UK's exit from the EU (under EU and International Affairs).
The European Union's Strategic Agenda for 2020-24: Scotland's
Perspective (January 2020)
Scottish Government overview of 'no deal' Brexit preparations.
Brexit - various reports and key
documents that the Scottish Government has published on
To help keep in touch with the process and the advice being
published, Creative Scotland have created a Brexit Information page to link to relevant
UK organisations can continue to apply for Creative Europe funding until the current
programme ends in December 2020.
The IPG has a Brexit information page - Brexit Information
CBI - UK Transition hub
British Chambers of Commerce - Brexit Hub
Federation of Small Businesses - UK Transition Hub
Arts Council England (ACE) has published a guide that shares
relevant government information to help arts and cultural
organisations in the UK Transition period. See the ACE website.
The Creative Industries Federation issues regular
Anderson Strathern - Brexit Business Checklist
Harper Macleod - Insight article 28 October 2020
Data Protection and Brexit - Information Commissioner's Office
Full Fact - the UK's independent fact checking charity
Institute for Government (London) has Brexit explainers, media and broadcast coverage,
British book publishers fear Brexit will bring a US
invasion: David Segal in the New York Times 13 April
Flexing Export Muscle Ahead of Brexit: Porter Anderson
in Publishing Perspectives 19 July 2018
No deal Brexit: Export and printing logistics are
key trade concerns: Katie Mansfield in The Bookseller 14 January 2019.
Sturgeon on Brexit, reading for pleasure and
online book clubs: Natasha Onwuemezi in The Bookseller 1 February 2019.
Indie publishers fearful of no deal as HMRC issues
Brexit advice: Mark Chandler in The Bookseller 18 February
No-deal Brexit could put indies out of business
says Galley Beggar: Katy Docherty in The Bookseller 16 September 2019.