Entries in 'dcms' (12)

MP Ed Vaizey hails UKIE after tax breaks success

MP Ed Vaizey hails UKIE after tax breaks success

Culture Minister Ed Vaizey says UKIE deserves credit for securing tax breaks for UK games developers.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Apr 7th 2014 at 10:11AM in News
UK Government making age-12 rating legally enforceable for video games

UK Government making age-12 rating legally enforceable for video games

Retailers that sell games rated 12 or over to younger children could be jailed.

Michael French
by Michael French
on May 10th 2012 at 11:52AM in News
End in sight for dual ratings as Parliament starts PEGI plan

End in sight for dual ratings as Parliament starts PEGI plan

After a drawn out saga, the Government today began the Parliamentary process to have the PEGI ratings for video games become the de facto classification in the UK.

Michael French
by Michael French
on May 10th 2012 at 11:48AM in News

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PEGI plans postponed until September

PEGI plans postponed until September

Confusion over whether games featuring video content still need a BBFC logo has temporarily derailed the implementation of PEGI.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 26th 2011 at 5:09PM in News
DCMS takes sole charge of games

DCMS takes sole charge of games

The Government’s Department for Culture Media and Sport (DCMS) will now be solely responsible for the games industry.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 18th 2011 at 5:09PM in News
DCMS reveals tax break details

DCMS reveals tax break details

The UK Department for Culture, Media and Sport has revealed to Develop more details on Labour’s plan for game development tax breaks.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 24th 2010 at 4:04PM in News
AGE RATINGS: Law won't be fixed in time for Q4

AGE RATINGS: Law won't be fixed in time for Q4

The loophole that allows retailers to legally sell adult games and videos to children won’t be fixed until December at the earliest, the Government has admitted to MCV.

by Tim Ingham
on Aug 25th 2009 at 4:14PM in News

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Government forms games committee

Government forms games committee

The Government is to create an all-new ‘video games committee’ – in which cross-departmental representatives will be tasked with considering changes in policy to help the industry.

by Tim Ingham
on Jul 23rd 2009 at 12:36PM in News
UK Government and ELSPA speak out on French tax breaks

UK Government and ELSPA speak out on French tax breaks

Many in the UK games industry are hoping that the news of the EC passing France’s proposal for studio tax credits will pave the way for similar legislation in the ...
by Andrew Wooden
on Dec 20th 2007 at 10:29AM in News
New inquiry into games violence revealed

New inquiry into games violence revealed

A Government investigation has been launched this morning that will focus on the potential risks from harmful material on the internet and in video games.

by Neil Long
on Dec 6th 2007 at 10:24AM in News
Government details video games review

Government details video games review

The Department of Culture, Media and Sport – which will be at the forefront of Gordon Brown’s proposed review of children’s access to adult video games – has outlined its ...
by Andrew Wooden
on Sep 6th 2007 at 1:09PM in News