Guidance

Preparing for no deal Brexit if you work in arts, culture or heritage

Use our 10 point checklist to understand what you need to do to prepare for no deal Brexit if you work in the arts, culture or heritage sector.

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Use our 10 point checklist to understand what you need to do to prepare for no deal Brexit if you work in the arts, culture or heritage sector. For a more comprehensive overview use the Get ready for Brexit checker.

Touring Europe

Step 1 - check what you need to do if you’re taking a touring group to the EU temporarily

You need to consider if you need or wish to take any action if you’re taking your touring group to the EU temporarily, because everybody moving goods across borders is subject to customs procedures.

Read the guidance: Touring Europe if there’s no Brexit deal.

Step 2 - check what customs procedures you need to follow to take creative and cultural goods in and out of the EU for business

To be able to take the creative and cultural goods you need into and out of the EU on a temporary basis you will need to comply with customs procedures on temporary admission.

Read the guidance: Using customs procedures in a no-deal Brexit

Step 3 - read the guidance: Visiting Europe after Brexit

This includes:

Also check if you need an International Driving Permit before you drive in the EU, EEA or Switzerland. Make sure you can legally drive in the countries you’re travelling to avoid getting a fine, or your vehicle seized.

Your employees

Step 4 - 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

You or your employees will need to comply with the requirements for working in the EU, possibly including visas or work permits.

Read the guidance: Providing services to any country in the EU, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland after Brexit.

Step 5 - ask your employees to check if they need to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme

Your employees from EU member states may not be able to continue living or working in the UK after Brexit as they do now, if they do not apply to the scheme.

If you’re an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen, you and your family can apply to the EU Settlement Scheme to continue living in the UK after 30 June 2021.

Read the guidance: Apply to the EU Settlement Scheme (settled and pre-settled status).

Your data

Step 6 - check if you need to change the way you access personal data from the EU/EEA

If your organisation receives personal data from the EU/EEA, you should review your contracts to ensure you can continue to do so legally.

Read the guidance on gov.uk , including examples of personal data flows, and further detail on from the Information Commissioner’s Office’s website (ICO) for Using personal data in your business or organisation if there’s no Brexit deal.

Arts, cultural and heritage services including online

Step 7 - if you provide arts, cultural or heritage services to organisations or individuals based in the EU, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland after Brexit, read this guidance to see what additional steps you may need to take

UK organisations may face additional legal, regulatory and administrative barriers, including appointing local representatives and meeting trade regulations.

If you have a .eu domain name, read the guidance for .eu domain names if there’s no Brexit deal.

If you provide online services across the EU/EEA, read the guidance for what UK businesses should do to comply with rules governing online activities if there’s no Brexit deal.

Step 8 - get an EORI number that starts with GB to move your goods into or out of the EU

After a no deal Brexit you will not be able to buy goods from or sell goods to the EU without an EORI number which starts with GB. An EORI number is a European Union registration and identification number for businesses which import or export of goods in or out of the EU.

Read the guidance: Get an EORI number.

Step 9 - check if you need a licence to export cultural objects

Read the guidance on Exporting or importing objects of cultural interest if there’s no Brexit deal. Arts Council England (ACE) administers these and you can read its Procedures and Guidance for Exporters. In the event of no deal ACE will not be able to issue EU licences after 31 October, including any submitted before that date but not yet issued.

You should also check if any objects you’re taking abroad contain material such as from species under Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). If they do, check that you have the necessary licences. Also see Trading and moving endangered species protected by CITES if there’s a no-deal Brexit.

Contact your object transportation contact and make sure they are prepared for Brexit.

EU funding

Step 10 - check what you need to do if you currently receive EU funding

The Government has provided a guarantee for EU-funded programmes. To check your eligibility follow the steps in the guidance below.

Read the guidance: The Government’s guarantee for EU-funded programmes if there’s no Brexit deal. See also funding for Creative Europe, Europe for Citizens, and Connecting Europe Facility in Telecoms if there’s no Brexit deal.

Published 2 October 2019