News & Views

News & Views

Read updates on the policies, events and data on the UK creative industries. Image: Rita Ora,  © JM Enternational, Courtesy BRIT Awards Limited/BPI. 

NEWS: 'Ones to Watch' Createch innovators NEWS: 'Ones to Watch' Createch innovators

UK innovators are bringing together creativity and tech with transformative results.

NEWS: Westwin, Premier League join Createch line-up NEWS: Westwin, Premier League join Createch line-up

More speakers added to diverse Createch 2019 programme.

NEWS: 'ONES TO WATCH at CREATECH' NEWS: 'ONES TO WATCH at CREATECH'

Four key themes will anchor the Createch 2019 conference on June 11th. Find out more.

NEWS: AI Sector Deal - one year on NEWS: AI Sector Deal - one year on

How is the UK's AI Sector Deal progressing?

Immersive Tech fund opens for companies Immersive Tech fund opens for companies

Have an immersive tech idea? Apply for seed funding.

View: Sector Deal Update View: Sector Deal Update

Summarising the achievements from the landmark Sector Deal in year one.

NEWS: Cutting edge entertainment projects NEWS: Cutting edge entertainment projects

Aardman are among the companies creating next-generation audience expeirences.

NEWS: Arts and culture contribute £10.8bn to UK NEWS: Arts and culture contribute £10.8bn to UK

How economically important is the UK's arts and culture industry?

NEWS: UK rises on global music surge NEWS: UK rises on global music surge

The Global Music Report from the IFPI estimates that global revenues in the music market grew by 9.7 per cent during 2018.

London Games Festival 2019 GAMES

The UK market for Games was worth an estimated £5.7bn in 2018, and the London Games Festival in April 2019 brought together games companies, investors and gamers. 

NEWS: UK museum hits visitor target early NEWS: UK museum hits visitor target early

The successful new V&A museum in Dundee.

NEWS: Creative Careers plan to help 2m NEWS: Creative Careers plan to help 2m

A dedicated programme will advise young people on creative job opportunities. Image credits: Creative Careers Programme/Angelica Bomford.

UK & South Africa agree digital agenda UK & South Africa agree digital agenda

In Africa Tech Week, the UK and South Africa agree to lead a digital connectivity initiative for Commonwealth markets.

UK funds AI training UK funds AI training

UK universities will train a new generation of Artificial Intelligence talent.

NEWS: Industry promotes Creative Careers Programme NEWS: Industry promotes Creative Careers Programme

How to spread awareness of creative career options.

View: UK & India innovators explore Createch transformations View: UK & India innovators explore Createch transformations

UK Createch businesses have been exploring greater opportunities to collaborate in India.

NEWS: Five areas share £20m creative funding NEWS: Five areas share £20m creative funding

Investment in culture, creativity and heritage will be used to catalyse regeneration in five English locations.

NEWS: Immersive projects win funding NEWS: Immersive projects win funding

What is the future of immersive technology? 

NEWS: UK creativity proves popular in Japan NEWS: UK creativity proves popular in Japan

Japan is a growth market for the UK creative industries.

NEWS: UK entertainment sector is buoyant NEWS: UK entertainment sector is buoyant

In challenging circumstances, sales of games, music and books have been robust. 

NEWS: £20m investment in creative industries announced NEWS: £20m investment in creative industries announced

Measures to support diversity and the talent pipeline in the creative industries have been announced.

CIC Autumn Reception 2018 CIC Autumn Reception 2018

Summary of the Creative Industries Autumn Reception held at the House of Commons on Monday, November 19th.

NEWS: Creative industries add more than £100bn to UK NEWS: Creative industries add more than £100bn to UK

Creative industries contributed £101.5bn to the UK in 2017.

Tech: Help for growing UK companies Tech: Help for growing UK companies

Measures to boost the UK's innovative tech businesses.

NEWS: Music contributes £4.5bn NEWS: Music contributes £4.5bn

Latest data on the UK music industry from the 2018 Measuring Music report.

NEWS: Cluster programme and policy centre for creative industries NEWS: Cluster programme and policy centre for creative industries

Latest on creative industries clusters and the work of a new evidence centre.

NEWS: King to chair board NEWS: King to chair board

Advertising CEO Annette King has been appointed head of the Creative Industries Trade & Investment Board

NEWS: Music exports hit record note NEWS: Music exports hit record note

British music exports are at their highest level since the turn of the millennium, led by the success of artists such as Ed Sheeran and Rag n' Bone Man.

NEWS: Record TV income NEWS: Record TV income

UK TV production revenues have grown by a third in the last decade.

New snapshot of UK Design Economy published New snapshot of UK Design Economy published

Think you know about the size of UK design? Find out the facts.

NEWS: Creative services exports grow to £27bn NEWS: Creative services exports grow to £27bn

Exports of services from the UK creative industries rose 27.4 per cent in 2016, putting the UK well on track to hit a target of £31bn in service exports by 2020.

NEWS: UK has 2m creative jobs NEWS: UK has 2m creative jobs

2m UK jobs are in the creative industries, which are expanding faster than the rest of the jobs market. Read more. 

Reports outline Creative Europe impact on UK Reports outline Creative Europe impact on UK

The UK has benefited from the Creative Europe programme. Find out more.

NEWS: Creative firms growth potential highlighted NEWS: Creative firms growth potential highlighted

How can finance help creative businesses grow? New research

NEWS: Industry Chair announced NEWS: Industry Chair announced

Tim Davie CBE has been appointed industry chair of the Creative Industries Council (CIC).

Createch Resource Book Createch Resource Book

Details of creatively-led and tech businesses in this new category.

NEWS: Tech leads UK economy NEWS: Tech leads UK economy

Tech Nation 2018 shows how connections and collaboration power the UK tech sector and drive the economy.

NEWS: UK ad spend reports 8th consecutive growth year NEWS: UK ad spend reports 8th consecutive growth year

Official data on UK advertising spend.

NEWS: Createch draws Jaguar design guru & trade delegates NEWS: Createch draws Jaguar design guru & trade delegates

More details from Createch, part of London Tech Week.

NEWS: Govt announces AI deal with businesses NEWS: Govt announces AI deal with businesses

Details of a Government strategy to keep the UK at the forefront of artificial intelligence.

UK and India sign Tech Partnership UK and India sign Tech Partnership

The UK and India have signed an ambitious tech partnership.

NEWS: Media deals make strong start to 2018 NEWS: Media deals make strong start to 2018

2018 has made a strong start in media deals, according to Kingston Smith's Deal Tracker.

NEWS: Senua wins at BAFTA Games Awards 2018 NEWS: Senua wins at BAFTA Games Awards 2018

Unusual storylines and characterisation distinguished one of the principal winners at the 2018 BAFTA Games Awards.

NEWS: Developers and gamers flock to London Games Festival NEWS: Developers and gamers flock to London Games Festival

Find out more about the UK capital's annual premier games event.

NEWS: Businesses optimistic about 2018 outlook - Kingston Smith survey NEWS: Businesses optimistic about 2018 outlook - Kingston Smith survey

A snapshot of business outlooks for 2018 in the annual Kingston Smith survey.

NEWS: Creative Industries sector deal announced NEWS: Creative Industries sector deal announced

Read about the pioneering sector deal for the creative industries. 

NEWS: AA launches Promote UK to market UK advertising NEWS: AA launches Promote UK to market UK advertising

A drive to promote UK advertising internationally. How can you get involved?

NEWS: Creative exports exceed official figure NEWS: Creative exports exceed official figure

Exports of creative services and goods from the UK could be much higher than official figures.

NEWS: About one in 8 UK businesses is creative NEWS: About one in 8 UK businesses is creative

There is a great growth opportunity in scaling up the UK creative industries. Here's why.

NEWS: UK on track to create 1m new creative jobs NEWS: UK on track to create 1m new creative jobs

One million new creative jobs could be created in the UK.

NEWS: First India-UK Createch summit NEWS: First India-UK Createch summit

Land Rover, Framestore, Tata and Reliance participated in India-UK Createch summit. 

NEWS: UK music consumption rises NEWS: UK music consumption rises

Streaming and the vinyl revival has driven UK music consumption to robust levels.

NEWS: Top 100 UK market research firms generate £3bn NEWS: Top 100 UK market research firms generate £3bn

The leading UK market research agencies, ranked by turnover.

NEWS: Creative Industries earn UK almost £92bn NEWS: Creative Industries earn UK almost £92bn

New data shows the UK creative industries growing at twice the average of the UK economy.

NEWS: UK attracts record foreign direct investment NEWS: UK attracts record foreign direct investment

Net flows of foreign direct investment into the UK hit record levels in 2016.

NEWS: UK launches new Industrial Strategy NEWS: UK launches new Industrial Strategy

A plan to build on the UK's strengths and embrace the opportunities of technological change.

NEWS: Tech Nation body to support clusters NEWS: Tech Nation body to support clusters

A strategy to create 11 regional tech hubs.

NEWS: MPs back importance of creative industries NEWS: MPs back importance of creative industries

Support for prioritising the creative industries crosses political parties.

Case: Hastings Pier wins 2017 RIBA Stirling Prize Case: Hastings Pier wins 2017 RIBA Stirling Prize

Hastings Pier - the vibrant community-led restored pier on the East Sussex coast - scoops the biggest award in British architecture: the RIBA Stirling Prize.

NEWS: UK could add 1m new creative jobs, Review says NEWS: UK could add 1m new creative jobs, Review says

Read about Sir Peter Bazalgette's recommendations on the UK's creative industries.

NEWS: London Fashion Week opens NEWS: London Fashion Week opens

Facts and figures from London Fashion Week September 2017 

NEWS: Creative Industries Toolkit launched NEWS: Creative Industries Toolkit launched

Read how the creative industries can drive benefits across the UK.

NEWS: West Midlands Screen Fund and Bureau announced NEWS: West Midlands Screen Fund and Bureau announced

New screen bureau and fund announced for West Midlands. Read more.

NEWS: London Games Festival returns in 2018 NEWS: London Games Festival returns in 2018

The successful London Games Festival will return to the capital between April 5th and 15th, 2018. 

NEWS: Creative industries grow jobs & exports Creative industries grow jobs & exports

UK creative industries employment is growing at four times the rate of the UK workforce, according to official statistics.

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS: More new games benefit from tax reliefs NEWS: More new games benefit from tax reliefs

Rising numbers of games benefit from UK tax relief rules.

NEWS: UK creative work awarded at Cannes Lions Advertising Festival NEWS: UK creative work awarded at Cannes Lions Advertising Festival

Find out which UK businesses won awards at the 2017 Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival.

NEWS: Election manifesto for creative industries NEWS: Election manifesto for creative industries

Read a general election manifesto for the creative industries. 

NEWS: Creative industries add £87.4bn to UK economy NEWS: Creative industries add £87.4bn to UK economy

Find out how the creative industries earn almost £10m every hour for the UK.

NEWS: BFC launches database of UK High-End Manufacturers NEWS: BFC launches database of UK High-End Manufacturers

A free database aims to facilitate relationships between designers and high-end UK manfacturers.

VIEW: Teach kids creative computing skills VIEW: Teach kids creative computing skills

Can creative computing be taught? The authors of a new book think so.

NEWS: Free resources available to UK exporters NEWS: Free resources available to UK exporters

Interested in growing exports? The UK Government provides free online tools and resources to help.

NEWS: 100 Years of effective UK advertising NEWS: 100 Years of effective UK advertising

From posters to virtual reality, UK advertising has combined creativity and effectiveness. 

NEWS: UK aims ''to become best place to start and grow a digital business" NEWS: UK aims ''to become best place to start and grow a digital business"

Government plan intends to make the UK the best country for digital business.

NEWS: UK creative industries celebrated as global success NEWS: UK creative industries celebrated as global success

MPs and industry leaders celebrate the success of the UK's creative industries.

VIEW: How to keep big companies innovating VIEW: How to keep big companies innovating

How can big businesses keep innovating?

Q2 2016 Survey: Positive sentiment despite Brexit vote Q2 2016 Survey: Positive sentiment despite Brexit vote

Brexit, Thomas Heatherwick and Shakespeare have all attracted international interest for the UK during the quarter.

NEWS: Creative businesses growing across UK regions NEWS: Creative businesses growing across UK regions

The geography of UK creativity - as analysed by Nesta & Creative England

NEWS: Craft innovation needs support, report urges NEWS: Craft innovation needs support, report urges

How crafts businesses could benefit via innovation and cross-industry collaboration. Image: Giovanni Corvaja, Golden Fleece Headpiece, 2009.

NEWS: New creative industries growth strategy launched NEWS: New creative industries growth strategy launched

Read how the creative industries can grow over the next five years.

VIEW: Nicola Mendelsohn launches strategy VIEW: Nicola Mendelsohn launches strategy

Read how the UK creative industries could lead growth in a post-Brexit UK.

NEWS: Creative jobs and exports outgrow rest of economy NEWS: Creative jobs and exports outgrow rest of economy

Read how the creative industries are outperforming other sectors. 

NEWS: Northern tech clusters worth £9.9bn NEWS: Northern tech clusters worth £9.9bn

The potential Northern 'Digital Powerhouse' could generate almost £6bn extra for the UK.

NEWS: UK is top european market for ad exports NEWS: UK is top european market for ad exports

The UK has the highest balance of payments in europe for advertising services, new data shows.

NEWS: UK films capture quarter of global box office NEWS: UK films capture quarter of global box office

Find out which films helped the UK earn a record-breaking $9.4bn at the box office in 2015.

NEWS: Industries vow to work together on apprenticeships NEWS: Industries vow to work together on apprenticeships

How can the creative industries attract young talent?

VIEW: Digital deal-making drives record M&A year VIEW: Digital deal-making drives record M&A year

Analysis of deals involving UK creative businesses during 2015.

NEWS: British success at 2016 Oscars NEWS: British success at 2016 Oscars

Actor Mark Rylance was one of six British winners at the 2016 Oscars.

NEWS: BRITS honour UK's globally popular acts NEWS: BRITS honour UK's globally popular acts

Find out who won the top prizes at the 2016 BRITS music awards.

NEWS: New international fashion talent showcase in London NEWS: New international fashion talent showcase in London

An international showcase at London Fashion Week will present emerging designers from across the world.

NEWS: UK artists dominate list of top global music acts NEWS: UK artists dominate list of top global music acts

UK artists were five of the top 10 most popular music recording artists in the world in 2015. Find out more. 

'Star Wars' powered by UK creativity 'Star Wars' powered by UK creativity

Star Wars and the UK - partners for more than 30 years.

NEWS: Most creative English companies named NEWS: Most creative English companies named

Find out which companies made the cut.

NEWS: More devolution would boost UK creative industries - MPs poll NEWS: More devolution would boost UK creative industries - MPs poll

MPs believe creative industries are vital to the UK's future, but greater devolution could help.

NEWS: UK ad industry on US tech mission NEWS: UK ad industry on US tech mission

UK ad agencies have launched a Silicon Valley tech mission.

VIEW: Inspiring the next generation of gaming creatives VIEW: Inspiring the next generation of gaming creatives

What do the 2015 h.Club 100 Awards nominations tell us about the health of the UK games sector?

NEWS: Creative jobs grow at three times UK average NEWS: Creative jobs grow at three times UK average

New official data shows the number of UK creative occupations increased by three times the UK economy average in 2014.   

NEWS: London confirmed as Europe's tech capital NEWS: London confirmed as Europe's tech capital

London has attracted more overseas tech investment than major european cities combined. Find out why.

NEWS: Creative jobs less likely to be automated NEWS: Creative jobs less likely to be automated

A Nesta study has analysed the risk that automation will replace creative industries jobs.

NEWS: UK boost to children's TV welcomed NEWS: UK boost to children's TV welcomed

Children's live-action shows will qualify for tax relief. Find out more. 

NEWS: London SMEs invited to SE Asia NEWS: London SMEs invited to SE Asia

Want to join a trade visit to Singapore and Malaysia in late November-early December 2014? Find out more here. 

VIEW: Creativity and the UK regions VIEW: Creativity and the UK regions

TV entrepreneur Cat Lewis says UK TV has benefited from helpful regulation but the UK needs to ensure regional talent is supported.

NEWS: London is global "theatre capital" NEWS: London is global "theatre capital"

London's is the world's leading theatre capital, according to new report. Pre-rollover image: Original London company of Shakespeare In Love, Disney. Image credit: Johan Persson.

NEWS: UK creative employment outgrows rest of economy NEWS: UK creative employment outgrows rest of economy

Find out how jobs growth in the UK creative industries such as television and film - shown here - is outstripping the rest of the economy.

NEWS: UK Creative Economy poised for growth - report NEWS: UK Creative Economy poised for growth - report

Find out why the UK is "digitally ready" with the creative industries at the centre of technology-driven change.

VIEW: Creative Nation VIEW: Creative Nation

Sir John Sorrell on why UK creativity leads the world

VIEW: What is Design and why it matters VIEW: What is design and why it matters

This opinion piece by Matt Hunter, Chief Design Officer of the Design Council, analyses what makes design.