Freelancers in the Creative Industries

Creative Industries Policy & Evidence Centre,
14 May 2021, United Kingdom

Authors: Eliza Easton, Billy Beckett

One of the defining features of the creative industries is a high reliance on freelancers whether that is in film, design, tech or the arts. 32% of the creative industries workforce as a whole is self-employed (including freelancers), compared with 16% of the UK workforce (Oct 2019 - Sept 2020, DCMS, 2021).