Jowell sets out plans for a creative UK

The Culture Secretary Tessa Jowell outlined her vision to ‘make the UK the world’s creative hub last week’, as she launched the latest phase of the Creative Economy Programme, an industry consultation initiative culminating in a conference this autumn.

Jowell is aiming to put in place a new ‘industry framework’ and ‘policy position’ for the creative industries by the end of the year.

She described the role of government as facilitating the optimum ‘regulatory and physical infrastructure’, in her speech at Bloomberg’s London headquarters, but did not reveal how this could be funded.

It was not known – as Design Week went to press – if fiscal injections in to the creative industries will be enabled by Chancellor Gordon Brown in his Budget address.

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