The Federation responds to the Chancellor's Summer Economic Update
Caroline Norbury MBE, Chief Executive, Creative Industries Federation and Creative England said:
“The Chancellor's statement today adds another vital piece into the economic jigsaw of recovery as it recognises that alongside funding for infrastructure and institutions, investment in people is vital. The creative industries will be integral to our economic and social regeneration, providing jobs and opportunities in every community as we rebuild. They will also play an instrumental role in bringing communities together and maintaining the nation's mental health, along with building a sustainable and green future.
Supporting the next generation of talent is a high priority with our members, we stand ready to test new models and ways of working to ensure that the future of the next generation of talent is secured, young people and freelancers are supported - and unemployment tackled. Alongside support for job creation, government should further unlock the creative potential of the next generation by supporting new start-ups and freelance work, and by introducing greater flexibility to the apprenticeship system.”