Childcare cost help for self employed people

Government help with childcare costs

Tax-Free Childcare is a government scheme that helps working parents with childcare costs. This includes the self-employed.

If eligible, self-employed parents could get up to £2,000 per child, per year to spend on childcare.

To find out if you are eligible and... read more

No deal planning - Travelling with instruments containing protected species.

PEARLE, the EU association of employers in live performance, just issued the following:

Instruments that cross international borders and contain protected species such as ivory and certain woods need a CITES musical instrument certificate. In case of a no-deal, when crossing a UK-EU border, these instruments could only pass throu... read more

No Deal Brexit – Planning Update


From meetings that we weren’t allowed to talk about, to gathering and sharing data for ‘no deal scenario planning’, we’ve been working hard with other stakholders to ensure touring production of every flavour is considered in Brexit scenarios, until now though, we've had ver... read more

EU Member States vote on ecodesign rules

Further exemptions for the live performance, lighting design and film sector guarantee that vast majority of stage and studio lighting can continue to be used

Brussels, 15 January 2019

On 17 December 2018, Member States voted on the Commission proposal to revise ecodesign regulations for lighting products als... read more

Government response to UK music Brexit concerns

As members of the UK Music Live Music Group, we have been sharing our concern for Brexit's impact on touring for both bands and crew. UK Music, as the industry's lobbying voice, has worked tirelessly to voice those concerns. The most recent response from Government, setting out their position. Work continues on specific issues, you can read t... read more