Celebrities and Industry Bodies Back Call for Freelancer Income Protection

Stephen Fry, Sir Philip Pullman, Sandie Shaw, Joanne Harris and Bob and Roberta Smith amongst names backing the call for government to protect income for freelancers in light of Covid-19 “In this confused and anxious time, those artists, writers, musicians and others who earn a fragile livelihood as self-employed suppliers of delight and consolation should not be forgotten… The need to support our freelance artists of every kind is urgent and imperative” – Sir Philip Pullman Celebrities and industry bodies have rallied together to back the Creative Industries Federation and…

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Creative Industries Federation offers 3 month free membership to freelancers and smaller organisations during coronovirus outbreak

The CAF are offering 3 months membership free ro freelancers and smaller organisations during the coronavirus outbreak, they make the offer onb their website: It’s clear that our creativity and problem-solving abilities are going to be substantially affected by the ongoing Coronavirus emergency. This is a rapidly evolving, unprecedented situation, and we’ve been listening carefully to your concerns. Now, it is more important than ever to connect our sectors and speak with one unified for the creative industries to ensure you and our wider creative community are supported during this…

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Joint board announced for Creative England and the Creative Industries Federation

Following the announcement in September 2019 that Creative England and the Creative Industries Federation are set to join forces, a new board has been announced. The new joint board is chaired by Rick Haythornwaite (former Chair, the Creative Industries Federation), with Belinda Budge (former Chair, Creative England) as Vice-Chair, and is comprised of an exceptional mix of talent from across the creative industries.  Board Members  Rick Haythornwaite (Chair), Global Chairman Mastercard Belinda Budge (Vice Chair), Artist, IDEO Associate and former Group Publisher, Harper Collins Caroline Norbury MBE, CEO, Creative England and…

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Creative Industries Federation and Creative England to join forces

The creative industries is the UK’s fastest-growing sector, employing more than 2 million people, worth £101.5 billion to the economy, and presenting incomparable opportunities to drive inclusive growth right across the UK. Creative Industries Federation and Creative England to join forces and released the following article: However, while talent and creativity can be found everywhere, access to the money, markets and networks needed for success is not. We need to work together more closely in order to create the right environment to ensure that talented creative enterprises, cultural organisations, individuals…

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Creative Industries Federation Pen Open letter to the new Prime Minister

The Creative Industries Federation have written Open letter to the new Prime Minister. The letter highlights the risks they see to the industry in the case of a no deal Brexit. The letetr is below: The Rt Hon Boris Johnson MPPrime MinisterOffice of the Prime Minister10 Downing StreetLondonSW1A 2AA Dear Prime Minister, I am writing on behalf of the Creative Industries Federation, the body which represents and convenes the UK’s creators and creative industries, to congratulate you on your appointment.  I would like to take this opportunity to outline briefly…

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