I started last month's update saying we'd seen "a slew of announcements from the government on digital and innovation policy" and this month has been no different. BEIS published three key reports in the last day before we went into pre-election purdah. But they weren't the only ones: the team here also made two big new interventions.
CBI steps up to keep the creative industries centre stage
What do you get when you have a Knight, a Dame and a Secretary of State in one room? That would be the launch of our Creative Industries report: Centre stage, at ITV on the 23 October. The report champions the sector's economic value but it also details the role of the creative industries as a force for good, shaping communities and influencing how the UK is seen on the international stage. The recommendations are focused on three areas: building economic policy with the creative industr