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The contributions of the creative industries benefit both the economy and quality of life for everyone. Research from the Creative Industries Policy and Evidence Centre (PEC) has demonstrated the opportunity to be found in creative communities from the Shetland Islands to Cornwall, and whilst the white paper does not provide all the answers to how these will be developed, it does at least recognise why these are valuable, both economically and socially. But what does this new vision for the future of the UK mean for creative businesses and workers?
Michael Gove’s white paper on levelling up contained a surprising amount of references to the creative industries. Here, Josh Siepel of the Creative Industries Policy and Evidence Centre examines the part creatives can play
When the UK government published its levelling up white paper on Wednesday, it was heralded – by government ministers at least – as a landmark moment in addressing pervasive regional inequalities across the UK.