ENYAN EU nationals essential to creative industries, survey finds

Research by the Creative Industries Federation suggests almost 75% of creative organisations think restricting immigration would hurt business.

Three quarters of organisations in the creative industries employ non-UK EU nationals, and two thirds of these could not fill the positions with British workers, a survey by industry body the Creative Industries Federation (CIF) suggests.

Just under 75% of responding CIF members said restricting immigration would limit their capacity to do business.

“Securing talent is the biggest challenge facing the creative sector today and restricting immigration will make this even more difficult,” said John Kampfner, CIF’s Chief Executive, in response to the results.

“EU workers currently contribute to the enormous success of Britain’s arts and creative industries, including filling skills gaps not being met by our own education system. Cutting immigration will damage the capacity of the sector to grow and thrive.”

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