News: Creative Industries Sector Deal unveiled
The government and the Creative Industries Council have announced a Creative Industries Sector Deal. Digital and Culture Secretary Matt Hancock, Business Secretary Greg Clark, and Nicola Mendelsohn, co-chair of the CIC, announced last week the government and industry will invest over £150million to support Britain’s culture and creative businesses. As part of the government’s Industrial Strategy, up to £2 million will be available to improve the nation’s skills through an industry-led package, including a creative careers programme. The ‘Get It Right’ campaign is set to receive £2 million to tackle online piracy and educate consumers on the value of copyright, as well as implement new action to crack down on copyright infringement. A new creative industries trade and investment board will aim to increase the industries’ exports by 50% by 2023.