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June 27, 2019
Finding the Right Tools to Manage your Cash Flow
While a business may offer great products or services and be viable in the long-term, there can be short-term cash flow issues due to sudden or unexpected expenditure or late payments. Cash flow can be a particular issue for creative businesses due to the variable nature of their income. Working with MarketInvoice and Barclays, the Federation organised a training session on May 23rd to help members better understand the financial options out to there to help manage cash-flow and what could be most appropriate for their business. Here is a summary of the key points raised during the session.
June 18, 2019
Federation Policy Positions on Visitor Visas, PPEs, and Tier 5
In this position paper, we outline the sector’s use of Standard Visitor Visas, Permitted Paid Engagements (PPEs) and Tier 5 Temporary Worker Visas and provide key recommendations for how the temporary movement system can be amended to better meet the sector's needs.
May 31, 2019
Creative Industries and AI - key ideas, recommendations and actions
Business leaders, experts and practitioners from across the creative industries convened together with the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy to discuss the opportunities for greater productivity, innovation and growth through a closer relationship with AI.
January 31, 2019
Brexit & the Creative Industries: Providing access to international talent
The creative industries are the UK’s fastest growing sector, with one in 11 jobs in the creative economy and international talent is absolutely central to the success of our creative industries. Click through to download our briefing on international talent.
January 30, 2019
Federation Salary Threshold and Tier 2 Proposals
The government has announced in its immigration white paper its intention to introduce a single immigration system covering all nationalities and sectors, and focused on skills. These are proposals that will adapt the Tier 2 visa system to ensure sectors such as the creative industries can hire the best and brightest permanent staff from across the world.
January 23, 2019
The Creative Careers Programme
The Creative Careers Programme is an industry-designed and led initiative to raise awareness of opportunities for work across the creative economy. It was a commitment made by government and industry through the Creative Industries Sector Deal, championed and supported by the Creative Industries Council.
December 17, 2018
The Federation's Red Lines on Brexit
Our position on Brexit has not changed since we published our ‘Red Lines on Brexit’ in June 2017. Whatever eventualities the country faces in the coming months, it is of fundamental importance that we achieve the following outcomes to ensure the future success of our sector. Click through to read our Red Lines.
December 12, 2018
An Introduction to IP and How to Identify Your IP Assets
What types of IP (intellectual property) are typically relevant for the creative industries? The short answer is: copyright and trade marks. In this summary, we outline what copyright and trade marks are; and then take a look at the term “creative assets."
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