…Are You Ready For The New Videogames Tax Breaks?

Scottish Pound NoteThe government’s tax breaks for the creative sector (including video games, television and animation) comes into effect in April 2013

The tax relief should make it simpler for game development studios to lessen the risk of producing new games and enable them invest more in staff, it should also help graduates and independent game developers to start up their own companies.

However, key criteria such as the ‘cultural test’ are entirely new to developers and may hinde some companies in applying for tax breaks.

Henderson_Loggie_logoFear not, the video games team at Henderson Loggie are running a workshop exploring the cultural test, presenting case studies and examining how developers can benefit from the new legislation.

The workshop is FREE to attend.  It takes place at the Hannah MacLure Centre at the University of Abertay in Dundee on Thursday February 7th.

The workshop starts at 5pm and will feature presentations, discussion, a Q&A session and then a buffet and drinks.

If you’re a developer, a student considering starting up or anyone who’s making games, television or animation, you need to be there.

To register e-mail Fiona Boyle at Henderson Loggie before Tuesday 5th of February.

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