Guidance

Preparing for no deal Brexit if you work in the creative industries

Use our 10 point checklist to understand what you need to do to prepare for no deal Brexit if you work in the creative industries.

Creative Industries Get Ready for Brexit graphic

Use our 10 point checklist to understand what you need to do to prepare for no deal Brexit if you work in the creative industries. For a more comprehensive overview also use the Get ready for Brexit checker.

Your employees

Step 1 - Check if your employees need a visa or work permit and meet any requirements for visiting the country they’re going to for business purposes.

You or your employees may not be able to enter, work or carry out particular activities in some countries without the right visa or permit.

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

Step 2 - Ask your employees to check if they need to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme

Your employees may not be able to continue living or working in the UK as they do now, if they do not apply to the scheme.

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

Step 3 - Check what you need to do to make sure you can travel through the border of the country you are visiting

You and your employees may not be allowed to enter the EU if you cannot show you meet immigration rules. Read the guidance: Visit Europe after Brexit

Your data

Step 4 - 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.

Step 5 - Check if you need to change how you do accounting and reporting

You may breach reporting requirements in European Economic Area (EEA) countries if you do not make any changes you need to.

Read the guidance: Accounting if there’s a no-deal Brexit

Your services including online

Step 6 - Appoint a representative in the EU if you run a large UK-based online business providing digital services in the EU

You may be fined if you do not have a representative to help you meet online security standards.

Read the guidance: NIS Regulations - what digital service providers in the UK should do if there’s no Brexit deal

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 7 - Check if you need to change your contracts to provide licensed content outside the UK

You may not be able to provide licensed content outside the UK if you do not get extra copyright permissions.

Read the guidance: Changes to copyright law in the event of no Brexit deal

Step 8 - Check the rules you need to follow if you’re a broadcaster or provider of video on demand services in the UK or the EU

You may not be able to broadcast or provide video on demand services if you do not get your business ready. Read the guidance: Broadcasting and video on demand if there’s no Brexit deal

Step 9 - 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

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 following guidance:

Published 2 October 2019