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A report released by the Creative Industries Federation has urged the UK government to implement safeguards in the run-up to Brexit – should the UK leave the European Union as expected.

The CIF report lists a number of recommendations to protect creative UK industries post-Brexit – sectors it claims are worth a combined $128.8 billion (£101 billion).

The six-point list of recommendations includes recognising creative education and skills development as a foundation for growth, tailoring the finance and business support landscape to the needs of creative enterprises, and ensure creative enterprises continue to flourish in the post-Brexit UK.

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UK games trade association TIGA welcomed the recommendations, going so far as to add its own suggestions.

CEO Richard Wilson urged the government to put together a games investment fund, to encourage new IP development and strengthen the industry’s resilience. Additionally, immigration access is a must for the sector.

“In addition to finance, the UK video games industry would benefit from a flexible migration regime that allows access to highly skilled EU workers following Brexit,” said Wilson.

“The industry is a world leader and depends on the ability to recruit the best and brightest talent – wherever they are from.

“We hope the Government listens to recommendations put forward by this report and TIGA will continue to work with Government to ensure the video games industry, and the creative sector as a whole, continue to thrive after Brexit.”

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