CBI calls on Government to develop a clear strategy for creative industry

A report from business group CBI has called on the Government to develop ‘a clear strategy’ for the development of the UK’s creative industries to aid economic recovery.

The report, ‘Creating growth: A blueprint for the creative industries’ calls on the Government to focus on its competition policy, a development of creative skills through its education system, a clarification on the rights surrounding OP, tax breaks to promote the development of creative businesses, as well as an investment in high-speed internet.

Speaking at the launch event, which was attended by culture secretary Jeremy Hunt, CBI President Helen Alexander, said: “Some of the biggest and most successful companies in the creative world are British-based, British-born or British-bred, including fashion designers, publishers, computer games makers and blockbuster film studios.

“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 the Government to deliver the right business environment for the sector to flourish.”

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