The Design Council’s latest report is the most comprehensive account of design’s contribution to the UK Economy yet.

The Design Economy 2015 research explores the value contributed by designers working in both design-specific and non-design industries - and everyone from graphic designers to architects.

Analysing the Office of National Statistics’ data to better understand the value of design across the UK economy, the government-endorsed report shows that, in 2013, the design economy generated £71.7bn in gross value added (GVA), equivalent to 7.2% of total GVA.

In the period between 2009-2013, the design economy GVA increased by 27.9%, compared to 18.1% across the UK economy as a whole.

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