Focusing on boosting the creative industries outside London and the South East, as well as remaining globally competitive over the next twenty years. Recommends the creation of a new £500m Key Creative Cluster fund. It makes statements of principle that are a common feature of all national creative industries strategies, but which need to be reiterated for every Government administration and in time to feed into other related over-arching strategies (such as the currently developing Industrial Strategy). Makes some interesting points, eg that “creative occupations… are highly resistant to automation with 87% of creative workers in the UK at low or no risk, meaning their share of the workforce is likely to rise steadily in coming years.”

Peter Bazalgette
1 September 2017
Independent Review of the Creative Industries