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MU Call For Reciprocal Musicians’ Passport to Protect Musicians Working in the EU More Urgent Than Ever

Proposed immigration plans that could cover musicians have come to light and are circulating online.

Published: 21 February 2020 | 12:00 AM Updated: 28 April 2021 | 4:30 PM
Photograph of a placard being held up at a march, reading SOS and painted like a European flag
Our jobs, our livelihoods, the breadth and beauty of UK music, and our £5.2 billion industry are all at risk. Photo credit: Musicians' Union

A Home Office policy statement suggests that musicians coming from the European Union fall under similar requirements as non-EU musicians.

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Government must have a different set of rules for musicians working in the EU.

Otherwise our jobs, our livelihoods, the breadth and beauty of UK music, and our £5.2 billion industry are all at risk.

Over 66,000 musicians have signed the petition for a reciprocal Musicians’ Passport.

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