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.

Under the umbrella of Brexit, growth (including industrial strategy) and education and skills, our policy work gives focus to a number of key factors that underpin the UK’s current creative success. These include:

  • public investment in arts and heritage
  • the creative sector tax relief schemes
  • measures to diversify the workforce
  • a strong IP framework
  • new routes to finance
  • 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. Along with transcripts of key speeches to and by the Federation, reports and submissions can be found in Publications. Some are public documents while other briefings are members-only.

Research in 2017 includes freelancing with forthcoming work on creative industries exports and the development of a new immigration framework for the sector.

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

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

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