LOBBY group the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) will today tell the Government it needs a clear strategy to help the UK’s creative industries “lead the economic recovery”.
The CBI today launches a new report, called Creating growth: A blueprint for the creative industries.
It says the sector contributes between 6% and 8% of GDP, accounts for £16bn of overseas trade each year, and employs nearly 2m people.
CBI president Helen Alexander, said: “Our creative industries are critical for rebalancing the economy, reducing the deficit and delivering growth, but the sector is in the middle of structural change. The spread of digital technology and the growth of the online environment mean business models are shifting fast.
“Making sure our creative industries remain world leaders will require action from Government to deliver the right business environment for the sector to flourish.”