The referendum in the UK on whether to leave the European Union in June 2016 created a lively debate within the art and antiques industry.

Opinion was divided between those believing Brexit would create opportunities to reform the market once it was outside EU regulations, while others were of the opinion that it would create damaging barriers to trade and the movement of objects across borders.


Fellows boss Stephen Whittaker on auctioneers' challenges including Brexit

19 February 2018

Fellows boss Stephen Whittaker on where growth lies despite Brexit and other challenges


Art award launched to protect creative economy after Brexit

29 January 2018

A new competition for the creative industries was launched this month in response to Brexit.

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Learn from luxury goods, says LAPADA

15 January 2018

How art and antiques can learn from the world of luxury goods and take advantage of Brexit will be the focus of the LAPADA Conference next month.


Fakes vex us more than Brexit say readers

02 January 2018

Buyer’s premium and a proliferation of fakes in the art and antiques world are the biggest concerns for the trade, ahead of Brexit issues or regulation, according to the latest ATG reader survey.


Key moments of the year - ivory, advertising standards, closure of CSK, Brexit, fakes and more

18 December 2017

Punctuated by moments of real drama, the past 12 months have been as lively as any other in recent memory for the art and antiques trade. Here, ATG journalists analyse some of the high points and challenges


Triple-A relaunches for ‘post-Brexit world’

18 September 2017

The group of regional auctioneers known as The Association of Accredited Auctioneers (AAA) has relaunched as an organisation to promote business and pool resources in the face of “a post-Brexit world and a rapidly changing market”.


Experts outline Brexit trade risk

11 September 2017

Lawyers and accountants have drawn up documents laying out the issues facing the art and antiques trade to inform government as it negotiates the terms of Brexit.

Death of Artist’s Resale Right ‘is exaggerated’, lawyer says

11 September 2017

Artist’s Resale Right, the royalty payable by a buyer to an artist or an artist’s estate for a painting resold for €1000 or more, is likely to be adopted by the UK along with other EU laws after Brexit.

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Customs delays after Brexit could be major blow for art market

06 September 2017

Brexit could give the opportunity for advantageous changes to the VAT system for the UK art and antiques trade, delegates of The Art Business Conference heard today. But any benefits could be outweighed by huge customs delays.

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Art Business Conference 2017: Brexit and its likely effects set to dominate agenda

08 August 2017

The impact on the art market of the UK's withdrawal from the EU is likely to be the key talking point at this year’s Art Business Conference on September 6 in London.

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BAMF chief: ‘We’re gathering data to make EU-national hiring case to government’

01 August 2017

Art market leaders are gathering facts and figures on the sector’s need to retain and hire staff from the EU after Brexit to present to the Home Office.


INSURANCE: Steps buyers and sellers can take in a business fraught with risks

17 July 2017

The business of trading in art and antiques is fraught with risks. With the added complexity of Brexit looming, ATG outlines the insurance steps buyers and sellers can take...


INSURANCE: Get ready for Brexit realities

17 July 2017

The UK and European Union now face an uncertain future, with cross-border controls a key concern for exporters and importers as politicians debate memberships of the single market and customs union. What does this mean for the art market and its insurance needs?


Anthony Browne: Our man in Westminster

17 July 2017

The art market’s chief spokesperson pursues a policy of quiet diplomacy. Now armed with a new report on the British art market, Anthony Browne has something he wants to shout about


Could Brexit boost the UK art market? Programme announced for 2017 Art Business Conference

14 July 2017

The programme for the fourth edition of the Art Business Conference, held in London, includes a session examining the opportunities Brexit could offer the British art industry.


General Election 2017: What the Tories, Labour and Lib Dems pledge on key issues affecting art and antiques

05 June 2017

Brexit, tax, business rates, employment rights and ivory top the list of issues for the art and antiques sector, readers have told Antiques Trade Gazette, as the general election looms this week.


United we stand or going it alone: whither the trade after Brexit?

08 May 2017

Dealers tell ATG what it will take for the trade to handle market challenges and seize the digital initiative. This is an extended version available only to digital subscribers.


Dealer survey: customer focus tops ivory and Brexit as issues

08 May 2017

Boosting client confidence and keeping them better informed via new technology head the list of priorities for dealers, according to the LAPADA Members Survey 2017.


Travels into the art ‘twilight zone’ amid Brexit and election market turbulence

08 May 2017

Brexit, rising inflation and now the distraction of a snap general election has left a feeling in the picture trade that the good start to the year may begin to fade.

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Trade bodies seek multi-pronged Brexit lobbying plan ahead of Great Repeal Act

10 April 2017

The art and antiques trade is taking its Brexit concerns directly to government with the submission of a series of policy documents asking that art market interests are recognised.