Tiga re-requests UK tax breaks in wake of Wisconsin incentives

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Alexander Sliwinski
June 24th, 2008
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Tiga re-requests UK tax breaks in wake of Wisconsin incentives

Tiga, the trade association for game developers in the UK and Europe, points to Wisconsin's recently passed incentives for game developers as a sign for the UK government to get on the tax break ball. GI.biz reports that Tiga's CEO, Richard Wilson, is asking the UK government to "play its part" and "establish a more favourable tax environment, increase the supply of skilled graduates without sacrificing quality and keep the regulatory costs on business relatively low."

Tiga recently made similar statements after the US state of Georgia gave some tax relief to the games industry. Wilson's comments about "skilled graduates" is probably the result of a recent report in the UK, which found that the country was experiencing a skilled labor shortage. The UK and Australia are currently competing in a tax break whine-off as other nations and states offer various forms of attractive tax relief to game developers.
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