The importance of a UK-wide recovery plan for the creative industries

Republished by ECBN from: PEC

New research shows that following the global financial crisis in 2008 we saw an accelerated trend towards a greater concentration of creative businesses in London. This should warn us against repeating mistakes in the aftermath of the COVID-19 crisis and should encourage the government to step in to protect progress made in investing in creative clusters outside of London. As part of our research agenda around local growth, this policy briefing highlights research from recent papers (The changing spatial distribution of employment in Creative Industry Clusters in England 1991-2018 and Relatedness between the Creative Industries and the wider economy: A primer) and puts forward policy suggestions to help the creative industries to recover from the economic impact of the recent pandemic and subsequent shut down.

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