The crafts are an important part of our social and economic life with the Crafts Council Market for Craft report showing craft sales worth £3 billion to the UK economy.
We know the devastating impact COVID-19 has had on a sector dominated by micro enterprises and sole practitioners. And the UK will be leaving the EU on 31 December 2020 which will affect all businesses.
Crafts Council support
We continue to be in direct and regular contact with relevant government departments and Arts Council England to ensure they are properly briefed on the craft sector situation.
On 23 October 2020 we were asked to summarise the impact that Covid-19 and Brexit would have on the craft sector to the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) – see summary here.
We have a number of new online business resources including films on the following topics;
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Brexit will happen on the 31st December 2020 – is your business ready? Government advice is to visit:Gov.uk/transition to find out what is relevant to you and your business.
To help, use the Checker Tool to find relevant information tor you and your business and visit our page on getting your craft business Brexit-ready.
Resources and support