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January 09, 2018
Federation's third anniversary celebration at the Natural History Museum
The Federation invites you on Tuesday January 9 2018 for our anniversary celebration. We bring together members from across our unique network to mark the Third Anniversary and celebrate the success of all of the UK’s arts, creative industries and cultural education. One of the single largest gatherings of the UK’s creative sector in the annual calendar, this event is not to be missed. Early bird tickets available until 15th December 2017.
November 29, 2017
Creative industries grow at twice the rate of wider economy
The Creative Industries Federation today welcomed new economic growth figures that show the creative industries grew at twice the rate of the wider economy in 2015-2016. The sector is now worth £91.8bn in Gross Value Added (GVA) to the UK - more than the automotive, life sciences, aerospace and oil and gas industries combined. It grew by 7.6% over the 2015-2016 period, compared to a 3.5% rate of growth for the economy as a whole.
November 27, 2017
Industrial strategy - a step in the right direction but much more needed on skills
The white paper is a step in the right direction, including a number of important levers for the creative industries and wider economy. However, we are deeply concerned that these positive moves will be undermined by a lack of ambition from government in terms of skills policy. In the meantime, continued uncertainty over Brexit looms large.
November 22, 2017
Opportunity: Join our policy team
The Creative Industries Federation is seeking a talented and energetic individual to be a key player in its research and policy development. This is a unique opportunity to join a driven and highly effective policy, research, and public affairs team, which has already achieved significant impact on public policy.
November 22, 2017
The Federation responds to the Budget
The Creative Industries Federation welcomes commitments on innovation, tech, and digital infrastructure, but is deeply concerned about government’s failure to acknowledge the centrality of the creative industries to growing the country’s economy.
November 20, 2017
Back proposals to solve the skills crisis or risk losing Britain's world-leading creative businesses
The PM’s vision to support industries of the future risks failure because of the growing skills gap faced by the UK's creative industries. The Budget and industrial strategy white paper will acknowledge that skills shortages need to be addressed. While there is a recognition of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths) industries and the need for training and education in maths and science, early indications suggest there is a vanishingly small amount of commitment and funding for the UK’s creative industries.
November 07, 2017
Federation research on creative industries trade and exports
The Federation are writing a paper on trade and exports for the creative industries, publishing in early 2018. The paper will explain what the creative industries need from our upcoming trade deal with the EU, third party nations and new territories in order to survive and thrive. It will also look at the importance of non-tariff barriers and how to ensure foreign direct investment into the UK.
November 03, 2017
Is it still good to talk: UK competition law and the risks of exchanging commercially sensitive information
Rob Murray, partner and Head of the Competition Team and Eleanor Powell, Associate in the Competition Team at Mishcon de Reya, write on UK competition law and the risks of exchanging commercially sensitive information.
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