How can we seize the opportunities of the digital revolution to deliver better work for those in creative industries?

In partnership with Social Market Foundation, this panel event brought together experts to discuss inequalities in both digital and creative industries

The creative sector is a hive of inequality, with the highest average wage being that of a film director at £57,859 per year while the average wage of a fashion designer is £20,716. The sector is also finely balanced between those who are already highly digitally skilled, and thus able to adapt short and long-term digital changes to work, and those who are not. As the Labour Party works on its roadmap for a better future for Britain, how can the Party make sure it delivers better jobs and better work for those in the creative industries while preparing for a digital future?

  • James Kirkup, Director, Social Market Foundation (Chair)
  • Dr Anita Greenhill, Senior Lecturer, The University of Manchester
  • Alison McGovern MP, Shadow Minister for Cultural Industries & Sport
  • Helen Milner OBE, Group Chief Executive, Good Things Foundation
  • Jamie Njoku-Goodwin, CEO, UK Music

This event was recorded on Tuesday 28 September 2021 and formed part of our party conferences fringe programme.