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    APDIG and DBA write to Chancellor on importance of R&D Tax Credits to design sector

    The Co-Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Design and Innovation Group, Barry Sheerman MP, and Deborah Dawton, CEO of the Design Business Association, have written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, ahead of the Autumn Budget to call for expansion and reform of the R&D Tax Credit system to allow Britain's world-leading design agencies to prosper.

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    Training the Next Generation of Designers and Engineers

    On Thursday 16th October 2017, the All-Party Parliamentary Design and Innovation Group (APDIG) and All-Party Parliamentary Group for Skills and Employment (APGSE), in partnership with the Edge Foundation and the Design and Technology Association, hosted a panel discussion and student showcase examining the UK's training of designers and engineers. 

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    Launch of "Developing Creative Education after Brexit: A Plan for Economic Growth"

    The All-Party Parliamentary Design and Innovation Group, in collaboration with the Council for Higher Education in Art and Design (CHEAD) and The Culture Capital Exchange (TCCE), have launched a report on how creative education bodies can work with government and businesses to diversify the post-Brexit economy.   

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    New report on the built environment calls on devolved governments, mayors and local authorities to step up

    The Design Commission has come up with solid evidence in difficult areas about what in our built environment makes our lives better. It has looked at what can make us healthier, what can make communities get on better with each other, what can preserve our air quality and save energy and what can enable higher productivity.  

    This report argues that there are clear design principles that can be led at different governmental levels, and that the private sector has a key role to play as a behavioural change leader, rather than simply an implementer of policy.  

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The All-Party Parliamentary Design and Innovation Group is a forum for open debate between Parliament and the UK’s design and innovation communities.