Entries in 'government' (14)

Wave 2 UK Games Fund recipients include Titan Souls and Frozen Synapse devs

Wave 2 UK Games Fund recipients include Titan Souls and Frozen Synapse devs

The UK government has announced the 23 British developers awarded in its second round of UK Games Fund winners.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jul 7th 2016 at 12:08PM in News
UKIE and TIGA outline their Brexit positions

UKIE and TIGA outline their Brexit positions

The UK’s two big video games trade bodies have reacted to Britain’s shock decision to leave the EU.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 24th 2016 at 11:36AM in News
Brexit: The reaction

Brexit: The reaction

MCV asked on Twitter how the industry felt about Britain’s decision to leave the EU.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 24th 2016 at 9:44AM in News
The UK games industry faces up to Brexit

The UK games industry faces up to Brexit

Britain has, by a very narrow margin, voted to leave the EU – and video games companies across the country are waking up to a potentially huge challenge.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 24th 2016 at 9:30AM in News

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Government continues online abuse crackdown

Government continues online abuse crackdown

The Crown Prosecution Service has published a new set of guidelines designed to broaden the scope with which online bullies can be prosecuted.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 3rd 2016 at 1:33PM in News
Culture Secretary John Whittingdale slams adblocking 'protection racket'

Culture Secretary John Whittingdale slams adblocking 'protection racket'

The government has said it would consider taking action against the providers of adblockers in an attempt to protect the press.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 3rd 2016 at 11:47AM in News
Google boss Pichai backs Apple in FBI security dispute

Google boss Pichai backs Apple in FBI security dispute

Apple boss Tim Cook has received the backing of Google CEO Sundar Pichai in his security row with the US government.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 19th 2016 at 3:29PM in News
237 games were given tax relief nod in 2015

237 games were given tax relief nod in 2015

The first full year of tax relief for games makers has seen more than 200 approved titles, with almost half passing final certification.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Feb 4th 2016 at 11:20AM in News

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UKIE details how to boost UK games industry by £1bn

UKIE details how to boost UK games industry by £1bn

Games trade body UKIE has laid out a list of Government recommendations that would boost the industry by £1bn by 2020.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Nov 5th 2015 at 9:15AM in News
Government introduces £4m development fund for small UK studios

Government introduces £4m development fund for small UK studios

The UK Government is spending £4m in a bid to find 'the next Tomb Raider'.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Oct 12th 2015 at 7:19AM in News
67 games were granted tax breaks in year one

67 games were granted tax breaks in year one

Culture Minister Ed Vaizey has updated the industry on figures surrounding the long-awaited tax breaks.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jul 15th 2015 at 3:28PM in News
Educational games offered US government grants

Educational games offered US government grants

Developers can now apply for grants from the US government towards the development of any games created for educational purposes.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Apr 27th 2015 at 2:34PM in News

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PlayStation Plus and Xbox Live subscriptions added to consumer price index

PlayStation Plus and Xbox Live subscriptions added to consumer price index

Online game subscriptions like PlayStation Plus and Xbox Live will now be used to calculate the impact of inflation. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Mar 17th 2015 at 12:38PM in News
Opinion: Games are under-represented in official statistics, but we can fix it

Opinion: Games are under-represented in official statistics, but we can fix it

Last week’s MCV and UKIE figures valuing the market for games in the UK showed a growth once more in consumer hunger for games. 

on Feb 27th 2015 at 12:00PM in News