Policy paper

Creative industries strategy 2013 to 2016

Our strategy for the creative industries through to 2016


Creative industries strategy 2013 to 2016

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Creative industries are a vital part of the UK economy and enjoy a global reputation.

Businesses range from advertising and crafts to performing arts and video games. They employ around 1.7 million people - one in 20 of the UK workforce.

Digital technologies will be at the heart of growth in the creative industries, estimated at an additional £5 billion to the UK economy. We expect to invest more than £30 million in support of creative businesses through our strategy.

Published 21 October 2014