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    Call for evidence: Design Business Association submission to HM Treasury ahead of 2016 Autumn Statement

    The Design Business Association (DBA) and the All Party Design and Innovation Group (APDIG) are delighted to launch a Call for Evidence for their submission to HM Treasury ahead of this year’s Autumn Statement. 

    The DBA, in association with the APDIG, are therefore calling on members to submit evidence as part of our submission to the Treasury, calling for continued tax breaks and investment in the creative industries. 

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    Design & Behaviour in the Built Environment

    The Design Commission is currently conducting research into the relationship between design and behaviour in the built environment.

    Exploring this important relationship, the Commission will seek to reinvigorate our understanding of the role planning policy can play in driving positive social outcomes across the UK's local communities. It will pinpoint the importance of careful design in ensuring communities can thrive.

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    APDIG Respond to Design and Technology GCSE Consultation

    The APDIG has submitted their response to the Department for Education's Consultation on the new Design and Technology GCSE curriculum.  

    Whilst the move to a single award (and not specialised) is welcome, concerns have been raised over the sharp decline in participation rates of the subject overall. The APDIG are also keen for the Department to recognise the complexity and diversity of contemporary design practice, no longer so heavily focused on the creation of a final product, but the process of iterative design and prototyping as a valued skillset in itself.

    You can download a copy of the response here

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