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June 23, 2017
Federation partners with Tech London Advocates to launch 'London's CreativeTech Catalogue'
The Federation has partnered with Tech London Advocates to produce this catalogue, highlighting the new creative tech revolution which has seen established creative industries are using technology to disturb the status quo. It also lists 'the creative 50' - a group of companies that exemplify the new creativetech scene.
June 20, 2017
Brexit red lines announced today
On the eve of the anniversary of the EU referendum, we announce our seven "red lines" on key issues for the sector in Brexit negotiations. These recommendations build on our Brexit Report and months of further conversations with our members about their priorities.
June 09, 2017
Federation statement on the general election
John Kampfner, chief executive of the Creative Industries Federation, said: “Today’s result raises concerns about the political stability of the UK in the short term. One thing is beyond doubt, however: Theresa May has seen that there is no clear mandate for the government to negotiate a hard Brexit.
June 08, 2017
Prepare for Brexit - Federation announces new programme
The Federation will work tirelessly with the new government to lead the sector through what will be the most dramatic period of political change in a generation. The next 12 months will be critical as the UK prepares to leave the EU and forge a different relationship with the world.
June 02, 2017
New Federation survey: UK creative industries employ high numbers of EU workers Brits cannot replace
The UK’s creative industries employ high numbers of European workers who cannot be replaced by British staff, a new survey of Creative Industries Federation members has revealed. The snapshot of the creative workforce suggests cutting immigration will damage the fastest growing part of the British economy.
May 31, 2017
The Federation’s International Conference changes venue due to overwhelming demand
The venue for the Federation’s international conference on July 12 has been changed due to an overwhelming demand for tickets. The Federation took the decision to double the capacity for the conference after it sold out three months in advance. It will now take place at the Barbican's Milton Court concert hall from an earlier start time of 1pm.
May 23, 2017
Manchester attack/Lib Dem event
Last night, there was a terrorist attack at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester. Current numbers indicate 22 people have been killed and 59 injured. All political campaigning has been suspended in response to this tragic news. Our general election event with the Lib Dems has been postponed.
May 18, 2017
The Federation responds to party manifestos: Liberal Democrats
Yesterday saw the publication of the Liberal Democrats’ manifesto. We welcome the party’s commitment to “protect the availability of arts and creative subjects in the curriculum and act to remove barriers to pupils studying these subjects”. We urge more details on how this will be achieved.
May 18, 2017
The Federation responds to party manifestos: Conservatives
We welcome the re-statement of the importance of the creative industries as one of five key industrial sectors; there is much to be commended, such as the emphasis on skills initiatives across the UK and the protection of IP in the Brexit negotiations. We are most concerned about the increase in levies on companies employing international workers, and will work to ensure that our sector is not adversely affected.
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