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Almost a century after its introduction, the UK government is set to scrap the paper car disc and go all in with its electronic register. According to the BBC, its death was confirmed by the UK Treasury ahead of Chancellor George Osborne's Autumn Statement later today, meaning motorists will no lo...

December 5th 2013 at 5:24am 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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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...

March 24th 2011 at 5:00am 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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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...

July 2nd 2010 at 5:00am 0 Comments