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Small game development studios are on the rise in the UK, as trade body TIGA revealed that 59 percent of all UK studios employ a permanent staff of four employees or fewer. The number is a significant jump from TIGA's report last year, which found that 50 percent of UK studios had similarly petite...

June 23rd 2014 at 7:30pm 0 Comments
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UK games industry trade association TIGA has urged the European Commission to deliver promised tax relief for local game developers after failing to meet a proposed implementation date. The UK government planned to issue a total of £50 million in tax breaks for UK developers, starting in Apr...

June 21st 2013 at 8:30pm 0 Comments
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UK trade association TIGA published a report this week, claiming that employment in UK games development grew by four percent in 2012.Looking deeper at the numbers shows us UK studios aren't making the huge games they used to, however, and are evolving into smaller studios supporting more mobile an...

March 20th 2013 at 2:55am 0 Comments
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The UK government outlined a "cultural test" that video games developed in the region must meet for the studio to qualify for tax relief, as part of the industry overhaul begun earlier this year. A game must earn 16 points to receive the tax break, with points awarded for such criteria as being "se...

December 11th 2012 at 4:30pm 0 Comments
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UKIE, a trade group for the entertainment industry in the UK, joined UK gaming trade association TIGA in calling for a tax relief flat rate of 30 percent across the industry, in the hopes of stimulating the UK's game development business. In March, UK chancellor George Osborne pledged to "turn Brit...

September 11th 2012 at 9:30pm 0 Comments
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TIGA, the UK games industry's trade association, outlined its recommendations for Games Tax Relief to the British government today. Following the government's backing earlier this year for tax relief support (as provided in Canada, France, and the US) TIGA called for a 30% flat rate to save the nat...

September 3rd 2012 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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The UK government announced today it would finally provide tax relief for game developers, which comes as welcome news to the region's struggling scene. The relief will take the form of £15 million in 2013-14, with £35 million in 2014-15."Our research shows that Games Tax Relief should...

March 21st 2012 at 11:59pm 0 Comments
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Digital distribution is the future in the UK -- for the sake of a lot of jobs, it had better be. UK game industry trade organization TIGA issued a new census report today, revealing a heavy focus on downloadable or social games.71% of UK game company startups between 2008 and 2011 are "focused excl...

February 6th 2012 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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Looks like the UK's video game industry organizations aren't going to take the recent removal of their hard-fought game development tax relief plan from the nation's Emergency Budget lying down. Earlier today, TIGA and the ELSPA announced their partnership on a "Steering Committee" to investigate w...

July 13th 2010 at 2:30am 0 Comments
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TIGA's years-long campaign to bring tax relief to the UK video game industry has come to a rather disappointing conclusion. Chancellor George Osbourne (pictured above) revealed the nation's budget plans earlier today during a speech at Westminster, announcing that "planned tax relief for the video...

June 23rd 2010 at 3:30am 0 Comments
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[Flickr: Bashed] Following exhaustive lobbying by TIGA, the UK will implement tax relief for video game developers. The change will allow game companies to keep more profits from successful products and receive tax credits to reduce losses when their games don't perform well. TIGA CEO Richard W...

March 24th 2010 at 12:55pm 0 Comments