The ongoing impact of Covid-19 on the creative industries

Posted on July 11, 2022

The second phase of our ‘The Verge’ research in December 2021 looked at changes in financial and job stability for people working in the creative industries as a result of the pandemic. Key findings included:

  • Financial stability has declined – in May 2020 53% said they had enough money to live on versus 42% in 2021
  • 45% said their mental health had been negatively impacted – rising to 64% amongst those with a disability
  • 42% said their ability to save money had been negatively impacted
  • 25% said it had negatively impacted their job security
  • Over 10% have had to re-locate due to Covid-19 to find work – 48% re-located to London/the South-East showing how important it is for employers to support housing costs in the capital

But there was some positive news:

  • A third (33% said their mental health had been positively impacted through greater flexibility and time at home
  • A third (36%) said the pandemic had a positive impact in giving them more time for hobbies and interests outside work
  • 30% said they felt their creativity had been positively impacted

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