After months of discussions, UK and the European Union announced a breakthrough of talks this morning that includes provisions to protect the post-Brexit residency of three million E.U. citizens in the U.K. and more than one million Britons living in E.U. member nations.
Stephen Woodford, Chief Executive, Advertising Association, said:
It is good news trade talks can now start as clarity is vital for all businesses. We must ensure our advertising industry can continue to support nearly a million jobs across the UK and go on contributing over £120B each year to GDP. We take this opportunity to remind Government to prioritise the following areas:
1. Protect freedom of movement for skilled talent in order for us to retain our world-class status.
2. Ensure access to markets worldwide, the EU and with our international partners.
3. Participate in important industry standards at an EU-level, such as GDPR.