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Post-election Brexit commentary

Given the turmoil caused by the hung parliament that now exists as a result of the 8 June General Election, Donald Tusk, the European council president, and Guenther Oettinger, Germany’s EU commissioner, have both hinted at a delayed start to the Brexit negotiations, which were due to begin in Brussels on 19 June. However, whilst the start may be delayed the end date will still remain the same.

Brexit concerns in the film and television industry

In a highly internationalised sector the threat to the free movement of labour is causing high levels of concern, with focus on UK workers touring in the EU or film and television productions being made in the EU. The other side of the coin is skilled workers coming in to the UK to work in the industry and how they will be affected.

Creativity sells – connectivity doesn't

This week saw the publication of Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport Karen Bradley’s strategy for the UK Digital Economy in a post Brexit environment. The strategy sets out commitment to the future prosperity and competitiveness of the UK by targetting seven key strands ranging from digital skills to the digital transformation of government.

The challenges of undertaking change

The boards of most leading organisations will be considering or implementing change as part of their strategy for the next five years. For some it may be moderate change to cope with the expectations of a natural increase in growth of their business, or for others there may be outside influences to which they either react or, better still, proactively manage the period of change.

Article 50 – the countdown has started

So, the starting pistol has been fired. With a commitment to trigger Article 50 by the end of March the Government has published its white paper outlining how it will leave the EU and the single market within "two years to the day we submit our notification" - unless there is a unanimous agreement with the other 27 Member States to extend the process.
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