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WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?

In 2017, the sector contributed £101.5bn gross value added (GVA) to the UK economy

The creative sector is the fastest-growing part of the UK economy – growing at three times the rate of the wider economy

 There are 2 million jobs in the creative industries. which means 1:11 jobs in the UK are in the creative economy

Creative jobs are future-proof jobs: 87% of creative jobs are at low or no risk of automation

Creative Industries Federation

Department for Culture, Media and Sport

The East of England contains 9% of the creative industries’ workforce

Of the creative workers in the sector, 35% are self-employed, compared with 15% across the workforce as whole- being self-sufficient with a good portfolio and contacts is important

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