Posts Tagged ‘TIGA’

TIGA Style: UK Games Industry Returns To Growth

By Adam Smith on March 18th, 2013.

Two independent game developers take a stroll in London as the working classes look on.

The UK economy is about as healthy as the thousands of St Patrick’s Day revellers still clinging to the topsy-turvy floors of Irish pubs around the world. When they wake up on Wednesday, the shuddering of their bodies will be twinned with the shuddering of their minds as they face the new Budget, which has about as much chance of being ‘politically bold, economically effective and psychologically inspiring‘ as I have of winning Olympic gold in anything ever. And yet, even in these times of hardship, TIGA, the trade association representing the UK games industry, sends word that the games development sector has returned to growth.

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25% Tax Relief For UK Games Developers

By John Walker on December 5th, 2012.

Today is Britain’s perhaps most thrilling day of the year. It’s the day that the Chancellor of the Exchequer gives his Autumn Statement, the annual not-quite-the-budget about which everyone has been on tenterhooks for weeks. Will he make being unemployed entirely illegal? Will he announce that all benefits claimants must be his butler for one day of the year? Will he demand that the disabled must either stop complaining or move to Russia? Probably, I don’t know – I was playing Far Cry 3 over lunchtime. But one thing he has announced is a 25% tax relief for UK games developers.

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UK Games Industry Body TIGA Against SOPA

By John Walker on January 19th, 2012.

ROAR!

After a lot of pestering since the SOPA/PIPA news began to boil over, TIGA – the UK’s trade association that represents the UK games industry – has come out against SOPA (and presumably in turn, PIPA). This is good news, as the developer-representing body is one of the UK equivalents to the US Entertainment Software Association, who Kotaku revealed yesterday are not only supporters of the bill, but had heavily invested in it to the tune of $190,000. And that’s just in the second and third quarters of last year. They’re refusing to say what they’ve spent more recently. But TIGA, who are clearly a far smaller body with an awful lot less money, are not going along with this. In fact, they describe the bills as “inhibiting innovation” and “a sledgehammer to crack a nut”.

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Budget Win: Tax Break For UK Developers

By John Walker on March 24th, 2010.

And a 4% increase on red briefcases.

British videogame designers have long been campaigning for tax breaks in the UK, similar to those in New Zealand and Canada. In today’s budget, it seems that something has finally been done to help. Alistair Darling has today announced a pledge for a tax credit system that will aid creative industries, including game development.

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