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Creative Industries come together to propose blueprint to Government

Creative Industries Council launch new strategy

The creative industries can lead economic growth in the post-Brexit UK, industry leaders said at a cross-party event at the House of Commons on 4 July.

The assessment from industry members of the Creative Industries Council (CIC), a partnership of industry and government, is based on the global reputation and strong recent growth of the UK creative industries.

It believes prospects for the creative industries remain strong and has developed Create Together, a five-year strategy to cement the UK’s status as a global hub for commercial creativity. The Create Together strategy outlines;

  • A five-year plan aiming to grow exports and encourage creative businesses to scale up
  • Eight key drivers of future growth
  • The role for creative industries in UK regions

It recommends measures to help grow creative exports to £31bn by 2020, encourage creative businesses to expand, and ensure the UK has a productive and diverse creative workforce.

Industry members of the CIC, including the Crafts Council, argue that creative industries are well placed to address the opportunities and challenges created by the outcome in the UK referendum on EU membership.

Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport John Whittingdale said:

“The Creative Industries are one of the UK's greatest success stories. That success is built upon the extraordinary talent which exists in this country, an amazing cultural heritage, the English language and a tax system designed to support and encourage growth in the creative sector.

Sajid Javid MP, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation & Skills, said: “Our creative industries are world renowned and I know this vital sector will have a key role to play as we develop our economy.

Download the ‘Create Together’ report in full from www.thecreativeindustries.co.uk/createtogether