Responding to the Government’s policy statement on plans the UK's future immigration laws, and how this may impact on the music industry, Geoff Taylor, Chief Executive BPI and BRIT Awards, said:

“We understand Government’s desire to bring in new immigration rules that treat visitors from third countries equally and that control migration levels. However, we are confident Government also wishes to ensure that UK creative companies can work with the best talent, and that UK artists should not face unreasonable bureaucracy in touring or promoting their music in the EU.

“We will continue to engage with Government to try to ensure that formalities for short term touring or promotion are kept to a minimum.”