Business Secretary, Vince Cable has today (Thursday) appointed entrepreneur, author and influential games industry figure Ian Livingstone as the Department for Businesses’ Creative Industries Champion.
The technology and creative industries will drive London’s growth in the next five years, closely followed by professional and financial services, according to the latest CBI/KPMG London Business Survey.
Investments worth around £15 million were outlined today at a global business summit in London, while a UK firm announced that it had won two contracts in Malaysia to design projects with a construction value of more than 300 million.
Recognising the crucial role research intensive or creative industries play in the UK economy, Chancellor Osborne has announced in the 2012 Budget a host of tax incentives to nurture their growth.
The Government’s strategy to support the creative industries — announced in the Budget — has the potential to make the UK a world leader, according to KPMG.
By Lea Pachta Nine bodies representing creative industries have renewed calls for the Government to make sure Internet Server Providers (ISPs) ‘disconnect illegal file-sharers’. They purposed a ‘three strikes and you’re out’ system to help tackle illegal downloading and sharing of copyrighted material such as music and videos. Head of the UK Film Council John […]