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The European Commission announced it's approved the UK's long-sought gaming tax breaks, paving the way for the government to start finally implementing relief for game makers in the country. Almost a year after raising doubts over the necessity of the relief, the EU executive body concluded its inv...

March 27th 2014 at 9:30am 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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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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Cryptic, the maker of your favorite MMO Star Trek Online and the infamous Champions Online, has decided that this year's tax refund is insufficient. In the interest of giving you some relief, Cryptic is offering a 20%-off-everything sale on the C-Store items for STO and CO, meaning everything fro...

April 14th 2011 at 8:30pm 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