Coronavirus and Challenges for the Design Sector

2pm - 4pm

The on-going coronavirus crisis has impacted all areas of the economy, with the creative industries being particularly hit. Despite unprecedented steps being taken by the government to support industry, freelancers and self-employed individuals remain particularly at risk from a loss of commissions and work.   

This online event will take place on Wednesday 15th April from 2pm until 4pm and will be chaired by Jack Tindale of Policy Connect, and Julia Bennett of the Crafts Council.  The webinar will be held via Zoom. Zoom is a free-to-use web-conferencing programme that can be downloaded at the following link.Issues that will be raised will include:

  • The key pressures that coronavirus is having on the design economy 
  • The impact that government measures are having on businesses and designers
  • How we can put new measures in place to enable these businesses to focus and start trading once things return to a state of near normality. 

A full report of the meeting will be taken, together a paper/statement for further consultation with our parliamentary members. 

jack.tindale [at] (subject: Coronavirus%20and%20Challenges%20for%20the%20Design%20Sector) (Please email if you would like to attend.)