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Monday, 26th October 2015

The Creative Industries in London

Source: GLA Economics (UK)

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The aim of this report is to provide evidence of the value of the creative industries in London, and the impact that they have on London’s economy. The report follows on from previous work which highlighted the importance of the creative industries in terms of employment and output as well as looking at the spatial incidence of the creative industries across London. This report provides our latest understanding on all these issues.

The creative industries continue to represent a significant part of London’s economy as well as the creative industries for the UK as a whole. In 2012, output (measured as Gross Value Added (GVA)) of the creative industries in London was estimated at £34.6 billion, accounting for just under half (47.6 per cent) of the UK total (£72.7 billion); the creative industries group contributed 10.7 per cent of total GVA in London. Over the post-recessionary period (2009-2012), the creative industries showed relatively higher growth than London’s economy as a whole.

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Having begun his career in academic libraries, Adrian Janes has subsequently worked extensively in public libraries, chiefly in enquiry work as an Information Services librarian. In this role he has had particular responsibility for information from both the UK Government and the European Union. He wrote a detailed report on sources for the latter which was published by FreePint in 2007, and has contributed articles to FreePint and ResourceShelf. He is involved in training in information literacy and the use of online reference resources.

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