The Sustainable Innovation fund will help keep “cutting-edge projects and ideas alive” as we exit the pandemic, according to the government.
The effects of government policy on the design industry, from Brexit to election manifestos – plus a light-hearted look at protest art and political campaigns.
The Creative Industries Federation has warned of a “cultural catastrophe” following the COVID-19 pandemic, with widespread job losses and revenue loss.
Despite a promise to “do whatever it takes” a Treasury select committee says many are unable to access help, with freelancers and the self-employed among the worst affected.
Yesterday marks three years since the west London fire that killed 72 people in their homes – this latest work for Justice4Grenfell aims to get victims’ names back on the
More details have been finalised for the “tapering” of the Government’s furlough scheme, and a further (final) payment has been scheduled for self-employed workers.
The amount on offer from the government is worth nearly £200 per employee, according to a statement from HM Treasury and may benefit design studios with less than 250 employees.
Representatives from the UK’s arts and culture spheres will meet weekly to discuss ways to help get the sector “up and running again”.
The move would give UK designers protection against copying across all EU member states, something that had previously not been assured in the withdrawal bill.
As design businesses consider an eventual return to the studio, we explore the legal information that employers and employees need to know.
The UK’s attempt to launch a contact tracing app has attracted criticism over privacy and technical performance. Design might provide an answer.
The chancellor’s billion-pound scheme will continue to support workers, but will soon shift to encourage a gradual return to work.
The government’s communications around easing lockdown measures has attracted criticism for a lack of clarification. Designers give us their verdict.
Businesses are also increasingly thinking about redundancies, and other design firms are using the coronavirus pandemic as an opportunity to take stock of operations.
The latest coronavirus support package announced by the government aims to help the country’s smallest businesses with “fast-track finance”.
Mate Act Now is a “digital protest” which sees the likes of Pentagram, DesignStudio and Grafik “raise a collective middle finger” to climate change.
The package consists of a £500 million loan scheme for “high-growth firms”, and a £750 million fund for grants and loans to R&D-focused SMEs.
The world’s understanding of the coronavirus has been shaped by the creativity of medical illustrators – here’s how they do it.
We surveyed readers to find out how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting designers and how businesses have interacted with the help on offer from the government.
Advocacy groups and businesses, including the Creative Industries Federation, have written an open letter to the UK government.
Businesses with innovative solutions to the country’s urgent needs amid the COVID-19 pandemic will be awarded up to £50,000 to further develop their ideas.