Creative Industries

Creative spark

In 2017, the UK’s Creative Industries made a record contribution to the economy – £101.5bn. Film, TV, radio, photography, music, advertising, museums, galleries and digital creative are all part of this thriving sector, and are accountable for one in 11 jobs in the UK. The Government and the Creative Industries sector, through the Creative Industries Council, have agreed a sector deal to unlock growth, and will invest more than £150m across the lifecycle of creative businesses.

Sector at a glance

  • 3.12 million - The number of jobs in the UK's creative economy in 2017
  • x7 - The increased value of the UK Creative Industries
  • £5.2bn - The value of arts and culture goods and services exported abroad from the UK/bought by tourists ever year