Richard Wilson

Tiga proposes tax relief for canceled games in the UK

Tiga CEO Richard Wilson is of the belief that studios with canceled game projects should receive tax relief, due to publishers leaving the firms “high and dry.”

8 years ago

Richard Wilson headlines

  • TIGA calls for 30% tax relief on UK games industry

    UK trade body TIGA has thrown support behind a scheme to introduce a 30% tax relief rate for the local games industry.

    9 years ago
  • TIGA warns GAME to embrace digital - fast

    British trade organisation TIGA has warned newly rescued high street chain GAME that it needs to make dramatic changes to stay afloat.

    9 years ago
  • Tax cuts will “incentivise” pubs to invest in UK, says TIGA

    The announcement yesterday of tax breaks for the UK games industry will “incetivise” publishers from around the world to invest in the British games industry, TIGA CEO Richard Wilson has told VG247.

    9 years ago
  • TIGA: 67% of UK devs working in digital sphere

    A new study by UK trade body TIGA has found the majority of local developers have moved on from pure retail models.

    9 years ago
  • TIGA: 41% of laid off UK developers move overseas

    TIGA has issued a report which claims 41% of UK developers laid off between 2009 and 2011 have relocated to overseas jobs.

    9 years ago
  • 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.

    10 years ago
  • 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.

    10 years ago
  • 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.

    10 years ago
  • 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.

    10 years ago
  • Wilson: Canada’s a threat to UK games industry

    TIGA’s Richard Wilson has said Canada’s “a major threat” to the UK games industry, something not helped by the recent scrapping of proposed government tax breaks.

    11 years ago
  • Crytek becomes TIGA member

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

    11 years ago
  • 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 as […]

    12 years ago
  • 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 behalf of all […]

    12 years ago
  • 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 on […]

    13 years ago
  • 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.

    13 years ago