Media industry feeling the post-Brexit pinch

The media industry, one of the UK's most dynamic sectors, is showing signs of uncertainly as a result of the vote to leave the European Union.

Despite pre-Brexit expectations that the advertising market would rise more than 7 per cent, following a 10.4 per cent increase in 2015, publishers are taking strain. DMGT, the owner of the Daily Mail, has cut more than 400 jobs over the past year, BBC has said it will make more than 300 of its programme-makers redundant, and this week ITV announces that is to cut 120 jobs, with broadcasters facing the toughest year for advertising since 2009.

“At a time of political and economic uncertainty in our key markets, it’s important that we are in the strongest possible position to continue to invest in our strategy and to meet any challenges and opportunities ahead, as we continue to grow a successful business,” said a spokesperson for ITV.

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