PA to hold no-deal Brexit advice forum for publishers

PA to hold no-deal Brexit advice forum for publishers

The Publishers Association has convened a free industry-wide event to help the trade deal with the legal and logistical challenges of a no-deal Brexit.

Held on 10th October at the Barbican Centre, the Brexit Forum for Publishers will focus on three core priorities - movement of goods, intellectual property and cross-border data flows.

A range of experts have been lined up to speak and take questions. It will be livestreamed so all UK publishers can access it and the event open to organisations that are not PA members. Publishers will also be able to apply to access free legal advice clinics.

Stephen Lotinga, c.e.o of the PA, said: “We know just how concerned publishers are about the potential impact of a no deal Brexit on their businesses. We are pleased to be able to expand on our previous member-focused advice in this area by offering this urgent government-funded programme of work to the entire industry.

“We have homed in on the three areas where publishers would most benefit from accessible sector-specific advice on the ramifications of no deal and built this work around those topics, drawing on a host of legal and practical expert advice. Beyond the Brexit Forum itself, free legal one-to-one advice clinics and a downloadable toolkit will be made available. I encourage any publishers with Brexit-related concerns and questions to attend the forum and register their interest for the legal clinics.”

The event, which runs from 9am to 1pm, was organised after a successful funding application to the Brexit Readiness Fund managed by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

To register for a legal advice session, email thepa@publishers.org.uk with the subject line “Brexit Legal Advice Clinics”.