Games Industry Tax Breaks Workshop

Cultural tax breaks for the games industry have now been in place for a couple of months, with the first companies taking advantage of the approvals process to take their latest projects through the programme. Yet many development companies are still unsure whether they qualify, or whether tax breaks are worth applying for. Wonder no more.... Continue Reading →

TIGA Tax Breaks Roadshow – Edinburgh

If you missed the video games tax breaks roadshow which took place in Edinburgh in April, there's another one coming up next month. Our friends at TIGA have a series of Q&A sessions taking place across the country and on Monday 21st of July, they are holding one in Edinburgh. It's free to attend for developers... Continue Reading →

Last Chance – Tax Breaks Workshop

THIS IS YOUR LAST CHANCE to come along to tomorrow's Tax Breaks roadshow organised by UKIE and the Scottish Games Network. Tickets are FREE and available through Eventbrite. The workshop takes place at TECHCUBE, Summerhall in central Edinburgh, starting at 6pm. Speakers: Moses Nyachae, Saffery Champness (tax advice) Anna Mansi, BFI (cultural test advice) Paul Gardner, Osborne... Continue Reading →

Culture Minister Ed Vaisey Responds To Tax Breaks Success

MCV is carrying a fairly large interview with the UK's Minister for Culture, Communication and the Creative Industries, Ed Vaisey following last week's announcement of tax breaks for the video games sector. Mr Vaisey reveals himself as a fan of the games sector and highlighted his hope for more collaboration between the games industry and... Continue Reading →

European Commission Approves Tax Relief For UK Games Industry

After years of campaigning, outreach, advocacy and explaining things patiently to various governments, parliaments and public sector bodies, the European Commission has finally approved the games production credit scheme. From April, companies across the UK will be able to apply for tax relief on the production of games which pass a cultural test. The test... Continue Reading →

EU To Investigate Tax Relief For Games Sector

The European Commission is to open an investigation into the UK's plans to provide tax relief to the video games industry.  In a press release issued on Tuesday, the European commission outlined why it believes that tax relief may not be required and in some cases may lead to unfair competition and discrimination. Here's the... Continue Reading →

…Are You Ready For The New Videogames Tax Breaks?

The 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... Continue Reading →

BBC Radio Scotland Explores The Scottish Games Industry

On Saturday (and Sunday), BBC Radio Scotland's Business Scotland programme looked at the game industry in Scotland.  What is it?  Where is it?  What does the new tax relief mean for companies creating games north of the border? The programme features several well known MD's, CEO's and entrepreneurs including Outplay Entertainment's Doug Hare, Ninja Kiwi's... Continue Reading →

Governments Tax Breaks Consultancy – Get Involved

The government's proposed tax breaks system for the interactive industry has generally been considered a good thing.  The devil, however, is in the details.  Many developers are at least partially suspicious that the government will grant tax relief only to meda corporations, or make the process so hideously complex and tied into a spurious sense... Continue Reading →

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