New Deal of the Mind has become The Creative Society
Since founder and CEO Martin Bright wrote the article that kick-started our work, the concept of a New Deal of the Mind has provided a mutually rewarding service in which creative organisations and businesses have directly benefitted from the creation of over 1000 sustainable jobs for young people.
As our work has evolved however, we’ve had to evolve with it, and now need a new way to better reflect the positive outcomes that we as New Deal of the Mind have helped to shape.
We are therefore evolving our brand to become known as The Creative Society with a mission to build and support the creative economy.
Look out for changes across our social media sites – coming very soon.
Lord Carter has hit back at critics of the Government’s Digital Britain Report published last week. He has defended the report’s proposals and argues that if you want something, someone has to pay for it.
The Government’s recently published Digital Britain Report has by all accounts received a lukewarm response. At just under 250 pages, the Carter Report is an exhaustive dissection of Britain’s media and technology landscape. It has however been criticised for being too short on detailed measures and a little too long on waffle. (more…)
New statistics released by the Office of National Statistics make for worrisome reading. Unemployment in the UK has risen to 2.261 million (7.2%) in the three months to April, the highest since November 1996. It seems the greenshoots of economic recovery have yet to truly take root. (more…)
Neet numbers are on the rise. The proportion of 16 to 18-year-olds not in education, employment or training (Neets) increased from 9.7% to 10.3% during 2008 and will surely have risen further in the last six months. It does not bode well for the long-term health of the economy. (more…)
Kevin Spacey and a new Ideas Fund for the creative industries
Old Vic director Kevin Spacey has thrown his weight behind a new scheme designed to seek out and create opportunities for young creative entrepreneurs. The scheme, entitled the Ideas Fund, will provide financial support for the very best young creative entrepreneurs.