The creative industries are central to the UK economy, serving as a major exporter and an essential employer. Spanning fashion, film, video games, and visual arts, they represent a remarkable success story for the UK.

To truly be a global creative leader, we need easy movement of people, goods and services – including the ability to bring in talent from anywhere in the world on a freelancing basis - Creative UK

The UK is a world leader in creative industries, contributing £108 billion in gross value added (GVA) to the UK’s economy annually. There are over 300,000 businesses (11.8% of the UK total) and over 2.2 million jobs currently in the UK; with 400,000 additional jobs created since 2015.

Never has the straightforward movement of people been more important. It is crucial that policymakers recognise the importance of the creative industries and prioritise the necessary reforms to ensure their continued success. 

Read the full article International talent in the Creative Industries 

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