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Linda Schilk 2017-04-16
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The government is being urged to recognise that the creative industries are as important to the economic success of the UK as cars, oil and gas, and is asking it to include the creative arts sector within its industrial strategy to a greater amount.

The Creative Industries Federation has unveiled a 'blueprint' for UK economic growth and stressed the crucial role the creative industries play in unlocking innovation and growth in other sectors.

The document was created by the group after consultation with 300 creative industry leaders has been submitted to the government’s green paper consultation on a new industrial strategy which closes tomorrow (17 April).

Federation chief executive John Kampfner said that Brexit makes it “even more crucial that the government overhauls its approach to business to enable the creative industries – the fastest growing sector of the UK economy – to deliver more jobs, trade and exports."

"There has been a tendency to dismiss the creative industries as something lightweight while claiming the glory of billions of pounds in trade that comes from hits such as War Horse, Sherlock and Slumdog Millionaire."

Part of the recommendations in the document includes the creation of 'creative enterprise zones' where cities and regions could bid for bespoke culture and creative industry deals, modeled on the government’s enterprise zone programme.

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John Robidoux 2017-11-30
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Britain’s creative industries are in the throws of a mini-boom according to the latest figures compiled by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, which found that the sector expanded twice as fast as the economy as a whole through 2015-16.

The government calculates that the industry contributes £91.8bn to the UK in gross value added, a productivity metric that measures the contribution to an economy, after expanding by 7.6% over the year – far ahead of the 3.5% figure notched up by the economy as a whole.

This expansion now sees the creative sector account for 5.3% of the UK economy driven by stellar performances across the board - notably in the crafts industry which grew by 14.6%; design and fashion which enjoyed an 11% lift and creative tech businesses such as games which surged by 11.4%.

Publishing meanwhile grew by 7.7% while film and TV expanded by a healthy 6.6%.

The advertising industry grew by 4.3% over the study period meaning it has doubled in size since 2010.

Welcoming the news John Kampfner, chief executive of the Creative Industries Federation, commented: “These are impressive figures and testament to the innovation and resilience of this sector and its contribution to the wider UK economy.

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Linda Schilk 2017-04-16
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The government is being urged to recognise that the creative industries are as important to the economic success of the UK as cars, oil and gas, and is asking it to include the creative arts sector within its industrial strategy to a greater amount.

The Creative Industries Federation has unveiled a 'blueprint' for UK economic growth and stressed the crucial role the creative industries play in unlocking innovation and growth in other sectors.

The document was created by the group after consultation with 300 creative industry leaders has been submitted to the government’s green paper consultation on a new industrial strategy which closes tomorrow (17 April).

Federation chief executive John Kampfner said that Brexit makes it “even more crucial that the government overhauls its approach to business to enable the creative industries – the fastest growing sector of the UK economy – to deliver more jobs, trade and exports."

"There has been a tendency to dismiss the creative industries as something lightweight while claiming the glory of billions of pounds in trade that comes from hits such as War Horse, Sherlock and Slumdog Millionaire."

Part of the recommendations in the document includes the creation of 'creative enterprise zones' where cities and regions could bid for bespoke culture and creative industry deals, modeled on the government’s enterprise zone programme.

John Robidoux 2017-11-30
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Britain’s creative industries are in the throws of a mini-boom according to the latest figures compiled by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, which found that the sector expanded twice as fast as the economy as a whole through 2015-16.

The government calculates that the industry contributes £91.8bn to the UK in gross value added, a productivity metric that measures the contribution to an economy, after expanding by 7.6% over the year – far ahead of the 3.5% figure notched up by the economy as a whole.

This expansion now sees the creative sector account for 5.3% of the UK economy driven by stellar performances across the board - notably in the crafts industry which grew by 14.6%; design and fashion which enjoyed an 11% lift and creative tech businesses such as games which surged by 11.4%.

Publishing meanwhile grew by 7.7% while film and TV expanded by a healthy 6.6%.

The advertising industry grew by 4.3% over the study period meaning it has doubled in size since 2010.

Welcoming the news John Kampfner, chief executive of the Creative Industries Federation, commented: “These are impressive figures and testament to the innovation and resilience of this sector and its contribution to the wider UK economy.