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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 A...

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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 a...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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The gaming significance of the above headline may not seem apparent, but bear with us. This May, the UK government will consider "the continued marketing and use of highly aggressive and artificial tax avoidance schemes." As noted by VG247, businesses located in a certain part of Jersey (the UK o...

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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...

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Last week, the UK Emergency Budget resulted in a proposed increase in the country's VAT (similar to a sales tax). When it goes into effect in January, the tax will increase by 2.5 percentage points. Game retailers are mulling over the possibility of absorbing the added the cost, instead of passing i...

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"Nothing is certain but death and taxes"; a rather sardonic and bleak proverb, quoted and paraphrased by a number of famous figures over the years. The earliest on record was Daniel Defoe, in The Political History of the Devil in 1726. Well, this week the death part doesn't concern us so much as th...

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[Image credit: Bashed] UK video game industry trade association TIGA delivered a petition today to 10 Downing Street (that's where Her Majesty ... oh, it's just the British Prime Minister's residence), seeking the introduction of Games Tax Relief. The petition was signed by 55 "senior industry figu...

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Tiga CEO Richard Wilson has written an open letter to the British government, claiming that 1,700 jobs will be lost in the UK video game industry over the next five years if it doesn't receive tax breaks. He also believes that if the industry received a 20 percent production tax credit, that inves...

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It's common knowledge that game companies have been migrating to Canada's developer-friendly shores for some time, a side effect owing more to the region's inviting tax breaks than to its scenery or love of winter sports. Now the UK's Independent Games Developers Association, a gathering more comm...

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