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Infographic: How the British film industry saved the UK economy

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In July 2017 the UK’s Office of National Statistics revealed that the British film industry was the second largest contributor to UK economic growth in the services sector, growing 8.2 percent in the previous quarter alone. To see what was driving Brit-flick success, in DG #28 we looked at the biggest films officially defined as “British” by the British Film Institute over the past 15 years.

And it seems that during that time what had been propping up the UK economy during that time was less a collection of Whitehall wonks and financial wizards and more a fictional spy, the Force and an actual wizard…

This infographic was published in DG#28. Pick up a copy in our online shop or take out an annual subscription using the promotion code ‘SLOWNEWSDAY’ for 10 percent off.

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