Parliament fixes debate on musician visas in Europemain
More than 200,000 have signed a petition we posted this week, calling for a debate on restrictions for UK musicians who want to perform in the European Union.
No date has been set, but the Government has allocated parliamentary time to the issue.
A spokesperson told the BBC: ‘The UK pushed for a more ambitious agreement with the EU on the temporary movement of business travellers, which would have covered musicians and others, but our proposals were rejected by the EU.
‘We recognise that there could be some additional processes for those working in creative industries, but we have ensured that the visa application processes for longer-term business travel will be transparent to provide certainty and clarity.’