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TIGA Style: UK Games Industry Returns To Growth

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…

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25% Tax Relief For UK Games Developers

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…

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UK Games Industry Body TIGA Against SOPA

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…

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Budget Win: Tax Break For UK Developers

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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