英國脫歐後的移民規定想申請長期簽證的音樂人必須有38,000美元的年收入

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    • 201901/0214:16
    ◎英國政府的一份新官方報告中對英國脫歐後的移民規定建議可能會危及英國的音樂產業。英國政府移民諮詢委員會要求想申請獲得五年簽證的音樂人和其他技術移民必須至少有30,000英鎊或38,000美元的最低工資要求。

    ◎要求來自歐盟的音樂人、詞曲創作者和製作人有至少30,000英鎊或38,000美元的工資才能在英國工作,這一點將對英國的音樂產業構成重大威脅,因為英國音樂創作者的平均收入為20,504英鎊或26,000美元,遠低於其他歐盟工作的平均水平。只有被英國法院宣稱為歧視才能讓其無法成為法律,如果它成為法律,這個基準似乎可能會延伸到其他國家的音樂人身上,而這種限制還可能引發其他國家的相互限制。英國音樂產業界對此並不滿意。

    ◎領導「Save Music」活動的音樂人協會執行長Deborah Annetts表示,「行動自由的終結將對英國音樂人產生毀滅性的影響。英國脫歐後引入更嚴厲的移民規則將導致英國音樂界的多元化和創造力下降。政府不打算立即為新移民引進30,000英鎊的最低收入門檻這是個好消息,我們敦促該計劃在未來能被放棄,這樣的門檻與音樂行業不相容,音樂行業的收入可能更少。」

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    A new official UK government report recommends post-Brexit rules for migrants that could jeopardize the UK music industry. The Government Migration Advisory Committee calls for a minimum salary requirement of £30,000 / $38,000 USD for musicians and other skilled migrants seeking five-year visas.

    Requiring musicians, songwriters and producers from the EU to earn salaries of at least £30,000 / $38,000 USD to work in the UK poses a major threat to the music industry where music creators earn on average £20,504 / $26,000, far below the average for other EU jobs.

    If it becomes law, this benchmark seems likely to extend to musicians from other countries, if for no other reason than to avoid being declared discriminatory by British courts. That restriction could also trigger reciprocal restrictions from other countries.

    The UK music industry is not pleased.

    'The end of freedom of movement will have a devastating impact on British musicians. The introduction of harsher immigration rules after Brexit will cause declining diversity and creativity in the British music industry," said Deborah Annetts, Chief Executive of the Incorporated Society of Musicians who leads campaign Save Music. "While it is good news that Government does not intend to immediately introduce a £30,000 minimum income threshold for new immigrants, we do urge for any future plans to be abandoned. Such threshold is not compatible with the music profession, where earnings can be less."

    "The UK music industry contributes £4.5bn to the economy, with live music alone contributing around £1bn," said UK Music CEO Michael Dugher. "If this approach is reciprocated by the EU and there is no visa waiver in place, we risk making it very hard, if not impossible, for so many UK artists to tour in EU. It is frustrating in the extreme that there are still some people in government who have their fingers in their ears. This is utterly clueless. "

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