Publishers and Brexit
On 23 June 2016 the UK voted to leave the European Union. Both
the UK and the EU need to ratify the withdrawal agreement by 31
January 2020. There will then be an implementation period 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.
You can also download a PDF round up of the latest
Publishers and Publishers Organisations
The Publishers Association, London
Independent Publishers Guild
Elsevier Brexit Resource Centre
Scottish Government overview of 'no deal' Brexit preparations.
Brexit Support Grant - funded by the Scottish
Government, provides a minimum of £2,000 and a maximum of £4,000 to
help small to medium-sized enterprises in Scotland manage a wide
range of Brexit impacts.
Brexit - various reports and key
documents that the Scottish Government has published on
PrepareforBrexit.scot website. Includes Brexit self-assessment tool to help identify
what you can do now to ready your company for business
CBI - No deal preparations hub
British Chambers of Commerce - Brexit Hub
Federation of Small Businesses - Brexit and 'Keep Trade Easy, what small firms want from
Brexit' - March 2017
Society of Authors and Irish Writers Union joint statement
warning of dangers of no-deal Brexit 26 September 2018 - Society of Authors website
Arts and Creative Industries Organisations
Arts Council England (ACE) has published a guide that shares
relevant government information to help arts and cultural
organisations prepare in the event that the UK exits from the
European Union without a withdrawal agreement. See the ACE website.
The Creative Industries Federation issues regular
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.
Full Fact - the UK's independent fact checking charity
Centre on Constitutional Change, Edinburgh. The team has
produced a series of Brexit Reflections on key issues for
policymakers, pollsters, and the regions and nations of the United
Institute for Government (London) has Brexit explainers, media and broadcast coverage,
British Council: Culture after Brexit
EU and UK creative industries discuss Brexit joint
recommendations in Brussels 24 September 2018: see Creative Industries Federation website