TIGA calls for a national Games Tax Relief in UK

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 22 September 2009 17:21 GMT


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 eliminate what it calls the current “post code lottery.”

“While many other countries provide generous tax relief for games production there is no similar tax benefit for game developers in England,” said TIGA CEO Richard Wilson. “More funding should be made accessible through national programmes that developers, irrespective of their geographical location, can benefit from.”

TIGA say that Games Tax Relief would help assist 60-80 titles a year and create more than 1,400 jobs over a five year period.

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