The Creative Industries Federation are endeavouring to map the contribution of the self employed sector to the UK creative industries in order to make sure their vital work of is understood in government.
One in seven workers in the UK economy are self-employed and this figure rises to almost half in the creative industries. These workers are indispensable but are not always understood which means their needs and working practices are overlooked in policy-making.
This disjunction between policy and workforce must be addressed to secure sensible decisions on major issues from Brexit to the government’s new industrial strategy, so the Creative Industries Federation is looking to map the contribution of self-employed and freelance workers to the creative economy and explore how they fit within the bigger picture of creative employment.
The aim is to provide information and evidence for policy-makers and create a set of recommendations to meet the previously-neglected needs of freelancers in everything from access to workspace to sick pay and IP rights.
If you are self employed please complete this survey. The Creative Industries Federation welcome responses from all freelance and self-employed workers – including sole-traders and entrepreneurs, consultants and creatives, poets and artists