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The Cox Review of Creativity in Business

Background

The Cox Review of Creativity in Business: building on the UK's strengths was published on the 2nd December. The review was commissioned by the Chancellor of the Exchequer at the time of Budget 2005 and has been led by Sir George Cox.

The success of the creative industries notwithstanding, there is evidence that UK business is not realising the full potential of applying creativity more widely. The Cox review was commissioned to look at how best to enhance UK business productivity by drawing on our world-leading creative capabilities. The review has consulted extensively with key stakeholders in producing its findings, including the creative industries, businesses in a range of others sectors, education institutions and regional and devolved bodies, as well as international contacts, and has received invaluable contributions from a wide range of individuals and organisations.

The review sets out the steps that the Government and the business, broadcasting and education sectors should take to ensure that UK businesses harness the world-class creative talents that the UK possesses.

The Cox review is available below in Adobe Acrobat Portable Document Format (PDF). If you do not have Adobe Acrobat installed on your computer you can download the software free of charge from the Adobe website. For alternative ways to read PDF documents and further information on website accessibility visit the HM Treasury accessibility page.

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Terms of reference

George Cox, Chairman of the Design Council, will report, by the 2005 pre-Budget Report, on how best to enhance UK business productivity by drawing on our world-leading creative capabilities.

The review will address two specific issues:

The review will propose specific action in both of these areas, for Government, businesses and other institutions, with the objective of raising UK productivity.

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