Supporting jobs in Britain's film industry

Findings released this week showed that Government support for the film and TV industry during the pandemic protected more than 100,000 jobs and contributed £2.25 billion to the UK economy, ensuring the economic powerhouse of our screen industry could continue to contribute to growing the economy.

  • When our world-leading screen industry struggled to access insurance from commercial insurers during the pandemic, the Government stepped in with our Film and TV Production Restart Scheme to protect thousands of productions. 
  • Independent figures released today show the success of the scheme, launched in 2020, which supported more 1,300 productions including Peaky Blinders and His Dark Materials. These productions created 63,500 crew positions, 31,100 cast roles, 47,500 jobs in the supply chain and contributed £2.25 billion to the British economy.
  • 73 per cent of productions said they would have been unable to invest the amount they did without the scheme showing how vital our support was to the continued growth of the economy and the jobs it sustained.


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