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January 16, 2018
Having a 'whale' of a time at the Fed's Third Anniversary Celebration
The Natural History Museum was the place to be last Tuesday night as we celebrated the Fed’s Third Anniversary. Gathered together beneath the stunning blue whale were leading lights from the UK’s creative sector, politics, business and international diplomacy.
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
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.
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