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Oct 19, 2017
Global Talent Report
The first-ever analysis of post-Brexit employment across the creative industries concludes that the Government must act quickly to avoid a disastrous skills shortage. Among the report’s key recommendations is the introduction of a new Creative Freelancer visa for workers from outside the EU. It also calls on the Government to negotiate free movement of UK and EU workers for short-term projects.
Oct 04, 2017
Federation calls on political parties to show greater leadership on Europe
The Creative Industries Federation calls on political parties to show greater leadership in determining our future relationship with the EU. This comes after a conference season in which the Conservatives and Labour failed to address the key issue of our time.
Sep 22, 2017
The Federation welcomes Sir Peter Bazalgette's independent review of the creative industries
The creative industries are essential to the wider UK economy's success. The Federation is pleased to have fed into the Bazalgette review which looks to remove barriers to its growth. Read our full response.
Sep 06, 2017
Transitional deal on freedom of movement is essential for creative industries
A transitional arrangement allowing freedom of movement to remain after Brexit is essential to give creative businesses reliant on international talent time to adjust. The Federation is concerned that the leaked Home Office report indicates no such arrangement will be implemented.
Jul 17, 2017
Creative Industries Federation launches drive to support important freelance workforce
A new Federation report, Creative Freelancers, draws on evidence from 700 freelancers and around 50 organisations that use them to demonstrate who these workers are and what they do for the fastest growing sector of the British economy. The actress Imelda Staunton supported the new initiative by speaking of her personal experience of being a freelance at an event at the National Theatre in London.
Jun 09, 2017
Federation statement on the general election
John Kampfner, chief executive of the Creative Industries Federation said: “Today’s result raises concerns about the political stability of the UK in the short term. One thing is beyond doubt, however: Theresa May has seen that there is no clear mandate for the government to negotiate a hard Brexit.
Jun 08, 2017
Prepare for Brexit - Federation announces new programme
The Federation will work tirelessly with the new government to lead the sector through what will be the most dramatic period of political change in a generation. The next 12 months will be critical as the UK prepares to leave the EU and forge a different relationship with the world.
Jun 05, 2017
New Federation survey: UK creative industries employ high numbers of EU workers Brits cannot replace
The UK’s creative industries employ high numbers of European workers who cannot be replaced by British staff, a new survey of Creative Industries Federation members has revealed. The snapshot of the creative workforce suggests cutting immigration will damage the fastest growing part of the British economy.
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