Policy and research

Policy and research is at the heart of the Federation’s work. Our aim is to secure the best possible conditions for growth and continued success for the UK’s fastest-growing sector.

We aim to do this by achieving a Brexit that works for the sector, growing creative businesses through an ‘industrial strategy’, and improving the skills of those entering the sector. We also give focus to:   

  • public investment in arts and heritage
  • new routes to finance
  • the creative sector tax relief schemes
  • diversifying the workforce
  • a strong IP framework
  • a robust digital and physical infrastructure
  • improved support for working internationally.

Our policy work is supported by rigorous analysis and research. To date, we have authored reports on topics including:

We also respond to government green papers and select committee inquiries and publish quick-read policy briefings for members. These can be found in Publications, alongside transcripts of key speeches to and by the Federation. Some are public documents while other briefings are members-only.

We consult our members through our working groups, roundtables, online surveys, face to face meetings and our UK and international councils.

Statistics showing the strengths and challenges of the UK’s creative industries but also the challenges faced can be found in Statistics.

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