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  • UKIE drops £30,000 into digital industries fund

    The association for UK Interactive Entertainment has launched a £100,000 fund to promote digital industries, with support from TIGA and the Department of Culture Media & Sport.

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  • UK MP calls for games industry tax relief review

    UK MP Jim McGovern has called on Ed Vaizey, the minister for creative industries, to makes games industry tax relief a priority.

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  • Quick Quotes: Ireland seriously considering Games Tax Relief

    Irish Culture minister, Jimmy Deenihan, speaking in the Irish Parliament, described the games industry as ‘‘an enormous global industry with great potential and benefit for job creation’’. Therefore, Dr. Richard Wilson, TIGA CEO, stated: “The Irish Government could be the next in a growing list of Governments around the world supporting the video games industry […]

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  • Politician proposes tax breaks for UK game devs

    British Labour MP Tom Watson has come out in support of the games industry, calling for reforms to the Research and Development Tax Credit system.

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  • TIGA Board elects five new members from Lionhead, Crytek, more

    TIGA has announced it has elected five new directors to the Board, with positions being filled by various member of the UK games industry.

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  • UK culture secretary: Tax breaks not enough for games industry

    UK secretary of state for culture Jeremy Hunt says the UK government should up its game by offering the games industry the same kinds of incentives as Canada does.

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  • TIGA proposes tax reforms for smaller UK games companies

    TIGA has published a document proposing reforms to the UK’s Research and Development tax credit system, hoping to squeeze up to 75 percent more value out of the scheme for games companies.

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  • TIGA says it has no plans to merge with UKIE

    After ongoing talks in the last few weeks, TIGA has confirmed it will not be merging with UKIE despite lobbying by industry vets and government officials alike.

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  • Report - UK dev industry may shrink by a quarter over five years

    According to a TIGA report, the workforce that makes up the UK games development industry may shrink by a quarter over the next five years.

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  • TIGA: UK has lost 890 developer jobs in two years

    TIGA has issued a report which states 900 games development positions in the UK have dropped 9 percent over the last two years, resulting in 890 positions being eliminated.

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  • Scottish videogames industry at a crossroads, says TIGA

    TIGA has said the Scottish videogames industry is at a “cross roads” , and if it didn’t get some much needed tax breaks, the sector could decline.

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  • Activision and Sony to re-think UK industry support

    Activision CEO Bobby Kotick has warned that the company will cease to invest in the UK should the government fail to provide incentives or tax relief to the games industry.

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  • Report: Global publisher killed UK games tax break

    Sources close to Develop claim that one of the world’s largest game publishers is to blame for UK’s games tax break getting canned.

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  • Osborne cancels UK videogame tax relief [UPDATE]

    Update: TIGA has issued a statement condemning the Government for its decision in today’s budget, calling it a “broken pre-election promise”. It’s a bit lengthy, and below the original report. Original: UK Chancellor George Osborne has confirmed that tax relief promised to the UK games industry by the previous Labour government will no longer go […]

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  • Crytek becomes TIGA member

    TIGA’s announced today that Crytek has become the latest developer to join the UK trade association.

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  • No tax relief for games sector in the UK

    The UK Government does not plan to provide tax relief to the country’s games industry, it was revealed today. According to the Guardian, Chancellor Alistair Darling’s pre-budget report does not include measures providing tax breaks despite the sector pumping more money into the economy than the region’s film industry. TIGA claims that this failure to […]

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  • Survey: Only 10% of developers say that piracy's a "significant threat"

    The results of the latest TIGA survey are in, and it appears that the majority of UK game developers have this whole piracy thing under control. While 90 percent think piracy is an “increasing problem,” 60 percent see unlawful plundering and pilfering as only a “low threat” to the viability of their companies. A mere […]

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  • TIGA says UK game industry will decline 5% YoY without tax incentives

    TIGA has said that the UK development industry could face a 5 percent year-on-year decline should the government decline to issue tax breaks – where as on the flips side, it could grow annually by 4 percent should incentives go into effect. “The UK games industry is still successful and world leading. However, because most […]

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  • TIGA calls for a national Games Tax Relief in UK

    TIGA has called for a national Games Tax Relief to help aid and spur the growth of current interactive developers, following a report from nine English Regional Development Agencies (RDA) disclosing a gap in assistance based on region. Citing the current system of assistance as “incoherent and insufficient,” TIGA wants a single, region-wide policy to […]

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  • Tiga: 83 per cent of UK developers outsource

    UK developer trade body Tiga, has said that according to research, 83 per cent of UK game developers now outsource and that dev houses feel outsourcing in general is “fundamental to their business.” Tiga CEO Richard Wilson said that case studies “show that a well-managed approach to outsourcing can give UK game developers a competitive […]

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  • Scottish videogames industry at a crossroads, says TIGA

    TIGA has said the Scottish videogames industry is at a “cross roads” , and if it didn’t get some much needed tax breaks, the sector could decline.

  • Activision and Sony to re-think UK industry support

    Activision CEO Bobby Kotick has warned that the company will cease to invest in the UK should the government fail to provide incentives or tax relief to the games industry.

  • Report: Global publisher killed UK games tax break

    Sources close to Develop claim that one of the world’s largest game publishers is to blame for UK’s games tax break getting canned.

  • Osborne cancels UK videogame tax relief [UPDATE]

    Update: TIGA has issued a statement condemning the Government for its decision in today’s budget, calling it a “broken pre-election promise”. It’s a bit lengthy, and below the original report. Original: UK Chancellor George Osborne has confirmed that tax relief promised to the UK games industry by the previous Labour government will no longer go […]

  • Crytek becomes TIGA member

    TIGA’s announced today that Crytek has become the latest developer to join the UK trade association.

  • No tax relief for games sector in the UK

    The UK Government does not plan to provide tax relief to the country’s games industry, it was revealed today. According to the Guardian, Chancellor Alistair Darling’s pre-budget report does not include measures providing tax breaks despite the sector pumping more money into the economy than the region’s film industry. TIGA claims that this failure to […]

  • Survey: Only 10% of developers say that piracy’s a “significant threat”

    The results of the latest TIGA survey are in, and it appears that the majority of UK game developers have this whole piracy thing under control. While 90 percent think piracy is an “increasing problem,” 60 percent see unlawful plundering and pilfering as only a “low threat” to the viability of their companies. A mere […]

  • TIGA says UK game industry will decline 5% YoY without tax incentives

    TIGA has said that the UK development industry could face a 5 percent year-on-year decline should the government decline to issue tax breaks – where as on the flips side, it could grow annually by 4 percent should incentives go into effect. “The UK games industry is still successful and world leading. However, because most […]

  • TIGA calls for a national Games Tax Relief in UK

    TIGA has called for a national Games Tax Relief to help aid and spur the growth of current interactive developers, following a report from nine English Regional Development Agencies (RDA) disclosing a gap in assistance based on region. Citing the current system of assistance as “incoherent and insufficient,” TIGA wants a single, region-wide policy to […]

  • Tiga: 83 per cent of UK developers outsource

    UK developer trade body Tiga, has said that according to research, 83 per cent of UK game developers now outsource and that dev houses feel outsourcing in general is “fundamental to their business.” Tiga CEO Richard Wilson said that case studies “show that a well-managed approach to outsourcing can give UK game developers a competitive […]

  • Cross-party Parliamentary members form gaming group

    A group of UK politicians have banded together to form the All-Party Parliamentary Group to focus on UK’s Computer and Video Games Industry. It will be chaired by Labour MP Bill Olner, and vice chaired by Lord David Puttnam, and Conservative MPs John Whittingdale and Philip Davies. Tiga, which played a large roll in forming […]

  • TIGA wants to nurture UK’s Indie developers and promote education

    Dr Richard Wilson, CEO of TIGA, has said that he welcomes the lessening of restrictions on Indie developers and feels small companies like this need to be nurtured. The game-development trade association recently made it easier for smaller groups to join, and Wilson says each need a helping hand due to expense restraints. “It is […]

  • ASA dismisses Change4Life ad complaints

    The UK Advertising Standards Authority has dismissed complaints made against a government ad campaign which promotes exercise by showing a child holding a gaming controller. But Tiga and MCV lodged complaints against the Change4Life image, which they claimed suggested the government was linking early death to playing videogames. “Whilst the ASA Council understood the concerns […]

  • DCM aware of financial issues facing UK’s game industry

    GamesIndustry has been told by the UK government’s Department for Culture, Media and Sport that it is “fully aware of the issues facing the videogames industry” from overseas competition, but any decision on development tax breaks will be taken by Number 11. “We are fully aware of the issues facing the videogames industry and are […]

  • Tiga to UK government: Give us tax breaks or bin 1,700 jobs in five years

    Tiga boss Richard Wilson has written an open letter to the British secretary of state for business, Peter Mandelson, claiming a continuing lack of tax breaks for the UK development industry will cost 1,700 jobs over the next five years. Not only that, but anticipated decline in the British trade thanks to tax-pretty locations such […]

  • Tiga: UK developers are at a “severe competitive disadvantage”

    The UK may no longer be the third-biggest game-developing market if economic conditions worsen, Tiga has said in a recent report. Saying that developers are currently at a “severe competitive disadvantage” to foreign rivals, the trade body says that government tax breaks are in order. Over the past year, Tiga polled companies in the UK […]

  • Low pound price makes UK a better proposition, says Tiga

    Tiga has said that due to the pound’s sharp decrease in value over the last 12 months, overseas investors are getting between 21 to 56 percent more for their money year-on-year. For the last decade British companies have had to rely on the UK industry’s well-deserved reputation for quality. Now we can compete hard on […]

  • TIGA “expresses condolences” at Free Radical “fate”

    TIGA’s put out a press release expressing “condolences to everyone at Free Radical Design” after it was reported yesterday that the firm had gone into administration. Richard Wilson, CEO of the body, said tjhe government must “take action” in light of the story by giving the games trade tax breaks. His statement in full: “On […]

  • Charitable handouts a complete pile of toss, says Wedgwood

    Speaking with GI at Develop last week, Paul Wedgwood, the man behind Splash Damage, said that the idea of the UK games industry receiving tax breaks is “a complete pile of toss.” “I absolutely love game development in the UK,” he said. “I just don’t like all this rubbish about us needing charitable handouts to […]

  • Realtime Worlds joins trade body Tiga

    Crackdown and APB creator Realtime Worlds has joined developer trade body Tiga and urged other devs to follow suit, writes GI. “The time is right for Realtime Worlds to join Tiga,” CEO Dave Jones said. “Realtime Worlds has been greatly encouraged by Tiga’s increased levels of activity on many fronts and by its determination to […]

  • Byron fiasco: Don’t give us cost of awareness campaign, says TIGA

    Following news that the cost of Tanya Byron’s quest to make parents aware of how games work in the UK is likely to be shouldered by the games industry itself, TIGA has said, rather reasonably, that the extra financial pressure on British games companies wouldn’t exactly be welcome. “The Government must not burden the games […]

  • TIGA wants WTO action taken against Canada

    Canada’s games development tax breaks are great for Ubisoft and EA, but not so good for Britain, Tiga CEO Richard Wilson has complained. Wilson’s pissed. And not only does he want the UK government to create a more competitive environment for development in Britain, but he also wants the World Trade Organisation to get mediaeval […]

  • TIGA awards announced, Wilson replaces Hasson

    The annual The Independent Game Developers Association (TIGA) awards have been announced, as has the news that Richard Wilson, a complete random with no previous games industry experience, is to replace Fred Hasson as CEO of the British organisation. So there you are.