Policy and research

We are the voice for the UK’s creative industries, lobbying decision makers and government on issues that matter most to our members.

Since our foundation in 2014, we have called for our sector to be at the heart of economic policy. It was at our anniversary event in 2017 that secretaries of state for business and culture announced, for the first time, the creative industries as a priority in government’s industrial strategy.

In 2018-2019, we are giving focus to three priority areas: Creative Careers and Skills; Entrepreneurship and Growth; and EU and International. Follow the links below for more details on each.

Our policy, research and advocacy priorities are determined by our members through our:

  • UK Council and International Council;

  • ‘Skills and HE/FE’ and ‘EU and International’ working groups;

  • Regular events in cities, regions and nations throughout the UK;

  • Member-wide surveys;

  • Roundtable discussions and workshops on particular issues across the country.

If you are a member and would like to join one of our working groups or be considered for appointment to our UK Council, please contact evy@creativeindustriesfederation.com.

Log in to our members area for members-only access to campaign materials, responses to government consultations, briefing notes on key policy areas and the latest research, working group minutes, and multi-media event summaries.

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