Writers are the creators that shape the culture and creative industries of the UK, both of which are central to establishing our future in the world. We have long punched above our weight in these areas and I am therefore delighted to be involved with this group at an important time for our creators.
The world is changing and we will do our best to support writers through the opportunities and challenges they will face. As we leave the EU, we will need to ensure we preserve the writer’s right to be fairly remunerated for the use of their works through copyright: we need to ensure that authors’ earnings are not diminished by underrepresentation in a changing creative marketplace. I look forward to working with members of the All Party Writers Group to ensure that the writer’s voice is heard in the upcoming important discussions at the appropriate level.
Rt Hon John Whittingdale OBE MP
Chair of the APWG