CBI: Creative industries in focus
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Creative industries in focus

The creative industries – ranging from advertising to architecture and fashion to film – constitute one of the fastest-growing sectors in the UK

We have the largest creative sector in Europe, one of the world's largest music industries and one of its most advanced digital TV and radio markets. The creative industries contribute 6% of GDP, employ over 2 million people and export over £16bn annually.

Our members cover a diverse range of businesses, including advertising, computer games, design, film and video, music, the performing arts, publishing, software as well as TV and radio. We work with our members to bring the key issues facing these businesses to the fore.

The sector is forecast to play a bigger role in coming years. If the UK is to achieve a balanced, high-growth economy, it is vital that the key strengths of businesses in the creative sector are nurtured and championed by government.

Through targeted policy, and engagement with officials in government and Whitehall, CBI’s creative industries campaign highlights what needs to be done to deliver the conditions under which our creative industries can thrive.

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