The All-Party Parliamentary Group for Creative Diversity and the Creative Industries Policy and Evidence Centre have jointly released a paper looking at the impact of the pandemic on diversity in the creative sector.
The research involved bringing together practitioners from the creative industries in the form of a panel event. The paper outlines the key points discussed by the panel and their implications, including:
- How the economic downturn as a result of COVID-19 might ensure the continuation of unpaid internships, a reluctance to employ new/young talent and lead to redundancies for lower paid work (which often has a more diverse workforce than higher paid roles);
- How the pandemic has resulted in delays on gender and ethnicity pay gap reporting; and
- How HMRC have failed to provide for disabled people and freelancers.
You can read the full report and its recommendations here.