Creative industries contribute more than £100bn to UK economy

ScreenSkills responds to record growth in UK’s film, TV, music and advertising industries

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The UK’s creative industries made a record contribution to the economy in 2017, smashing through the £100 billion mark, the DCMS announced today.

The value of the creative industries to the UK is up from £94.8 billion in 2016 to £101.5 billion, and has grown at nearly twice the rate of the economy since 2010, according to the new figures from the Department for Digital, Media, Culture and Sport.

Seetha Kumar, chief executive of ScreenSkills, the UK body for skills in the screen-based industries (film, television, VFX, animation and games), said: “Much of the success – economic and creative – of the UK’s screen industries is thanks to the skilled workforce so these striking new figures are a reminder of the continued need to invest in skills and training.”


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