The UK government has announced seven steps that it hopes will boost the country’s creative economy and protect it from returning to the days of “ghettoisation.”
Creative Minister James Purnell, in a speech to the London Business School, said the seven-pronged plan is aimed to hasten productivity and growth by sharing information within creative sectors.
The said initiative is scheduled to start in schools where a fine-tuned approach to skills and education is expected to encourage more creative thinking starting at an early age. The new plan is expected to be implemented along with a concerted attempt to lessen the barriers that innovative creators face especially those who hail from black or ethnic minority backgrounds.
Meanwhile, there will be continued support for businesses that will be enhanced by a nurturing approach that is hoped to help enterprising individuals start-up and operate their own companies.
The Government has also pledged to establish a world-class competitive business environment that will focus on competitiveness and greater understanding of Intellectual Property (IP).
Purnell also said there will be a sharing of best practice information because of the wide range of creative sectors as well as the large number of entrepreneurs that are affected by various issues like IP.
Purnell revealed that he will bring together a team from the various industries to work toward making Britain the world’s creative hub.
The UK has already proved that it houses a great wealth of knowledge and creative talent but this must be enthusiastically harnessed for the good of the whole industry, the minister said.