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UK government pledges to cut red tape around art imports

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Source: The Art Newspaper

The UK government says it is streamlining customs processes to boost the domestic art market and simplify the importing of art and antiques in the wake of Brexit. The arts minister Stephen Parkinson said in a 29 January speech that the long-term aim is to create the “world’s most effective border”.

Since Brexit’s official implementation in 2020, art, antiques and most other cultural goods entering Britain from the EU have carried a 5% import VAT and significant red tape. This has devastated cross-border trade: imports to the UK in 2022 were $2.8bn, less than half the level in 2015, the year before the Brexit vote.

Read More:https://www.theartnewspaper.com/2024/03/20/uk-government-pledges-to-cut-red-tape-around-art-imports

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Where to go to see Banksy art around the world

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Source: Independent Uk

Banksy caused a stir in London on Monday with a new mural which many discerned to be a statement on environmental politics in the city.

The elusive British street artist has artwork back on the map for the first time since December after a tree mural appeared on the side of a building on Hornsey Road in Finsbury Park.

Read More:https://www.independent.co.uk/travel/inspiration/where-to-visit-banksy-art-around-world-b2514444.html

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