Entries in 'UKIE' (80)

£73m of video game tax relief paid out in 2016-17

£73m of video game tax relief paid out in 2016-17

£73m in video games tax relief (VGTR) was paid out in the 2016-17 financial year, representing an increase of 60 per cent year-on-year, according to the latest figures from HMRC ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jul 20th 2017 at 12:39PM in News
Riot and Jagex join Ukie

Riot and Jagex join Ukie

The companies behind League of Legends and Runescape have been named as the latest members of UK games trade body Ukie.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 12th 2017 at 9:20AM in News
Ukie's Jo Twist invites UK firms to Gamescom

Ukie's Jo Twist invites UK firms to Gamescom

We first took 22 UK businesses to Gamescom in Cologne in 2012. The UK industry stand at Europe’s largest consumer games show has been the focal point of Ukie’s annual ...

on Jul 3rd 2017 at 10:30AM in News
Ukie tries to reassure industry after shock election result

Ukie tries to reassure industry after shock election result

Will Theresa May quit? Will the Brexit pause button be pressed? Where did Lord Buckethead get that lovely helmet?

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 9th 2017 at 9:58AM in News

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Ukie welcomes Conservative's commitment to support UK games industry, but warns against £2,000 immigration skills charge

Just days after launching its own manifesto for 2017, Ukie's CEO Dr Jo Twist OBE has responded to the Conservative Party's general election manifesto, saying:  

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on May 19th 2017 at 10:00AM in News
Ukie outlines its 2017 manifesto

Ukie outlines its 2017 manifesto

UK video games trade body Ukie has listed the ways in which it hopes the government will pledge to support our industry going forwards.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 18th 2017 at 10:52AM in News
Video game tax relief certifications up 65% in Q1

Video game tax relief certifications up 65% in Q1

The number of games qualifying for the BFI's video games tax relief (VGTR) has risen again this quarter by 65 per cent year-on-year. A total of 58 games received final ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on May 11th 2017 at 4:17PM in News
Brexit is forcing 40% of games companies to consider relocation

Brexit is forcing 40% of games companies to consider relocation

In the week that Theresa May triggered Article 50, a UKIE report has found that 40 per cent of UK games businesses are considering relocation as a result of Brexit.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 31st 2017 at 10:28AM in News

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Ukie and CWLEP partner for Coventry and Warwickshire growth plan

Ukie and CWLEP partner for Coventry and Warwickshire growth plan

Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership has unveiled a new strategy that aims to grow the video games industry within the region.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 23rd 2017 at 10:04AM in News
Analysis: the driving forces behind the UK's 4.33bn games industry

Analysis: the driving forces behind the UK's 4.33bn games industry

Read the headlines at the end of 2016, MCV’s included, and you might think the games industry was having a tough time of it. A number of high-profile releases struggled ...

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Mar 16th 2017 at 12:47PM in News
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UK games industry worth a record £4.33bn in 2016

UK games trade body Ukie has announced that the value of the UK consumer games market reached a record £4.33bn in 2016, showing a growth of 1.2 per cent from ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Mar 16th 2017 at 12:24PM in News
MCV Jobs Weekly: Ukie names new head of public affairs

MCV Jobs Weekly: Ukie names new head of public affairs

Tim Scott joins from London First, Games London gains Calvin and Thursten departs Future Publishing.

on Mar 10th 2017 at 10:24AM in News

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Ukie launches new State of Play report outlining games industry priorities in face of Brexit

Games trade body Ukie launched a new report today outlining the potential impact of Brexit on the UK games industry, stating that access to highly skilled international talent was one ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Mar 8th 2017 at 12:43PM in News
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Ukie's Jo Twist appointed sector champion to improve disability access to gaming industry

Ukie CEO Dr Jo Twist OBE has been appointed as one of eleven sector champions in the UK to help improve the experiences of disabled people across the country. Minister ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Feb 23rd 2017 at 10:05AM in News
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Grand Theft Auto V reclaims UK No.1, Nioh debuts at No.2

Grand Theft Auto V has shot back to the top of the UK games charts, ending the reign of Capcom's Resident Evil VII to claim its twelfth UK No.1. 

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Feb 13th 2017 at 10:34AM in News
Do we need a British Games Institute?

Do we need a British Games Institute?

In the last few years, video games have come a long way in terms of working with government.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Feb 13th 2017 at 10:04AM in News

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Resident Evil 7 holds top spot, Hitman debuts at No.4

Resident Evil 7 holds top spot, Hitman debuts at No.4

Capcom’s Resident Evil 7 is once again No.1 in the UK charts. The title saw a respectable 68 per cent dip in sales in its second week on shelves. GfK ...

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Feb 6th 2017 at 10:14AM in News
Resident Evil 7 tops January UK boxed charts

Resident Evil 7 tops January UK boxed charts

Capcom’s new Resident Evil title was January’s best-selling boxed release.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 31st 2017 at 12:16PM in News
Resident Evil 7 tops the UK charts

Resident Evil 7 tops the UK charts

Capcom's Resident Evil 7 is the first new game to take the top spot in 2017. Resident Evil 7 has the third best Week One for the series to date; ...

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 30th 2017 at 10:08AM in News
Livingstone and Gibson call for UK government to create British Games Institute

Livingstone and Gibson call for UK government to create British Games Institute

Some of the biggest names in the UK games industry have called for a new organisation, founded with government money, to fund UK games production, culture and education.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 23rd 2017 at 5:29PM in News
Dr Jo Twist: How PM's 'industrial pillars' will play out for the games sector

Dr Jo Twist: How PM's 'industrial pillars' will play out for the games sector

Response to today's government announcement on industrial strategy by Dr Jo Twist, OBE, CEO of Ukie.

on Jan 23rd 2017 at 2:03PM in News
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Ukie's Jo Twist responds to PM's 'Modern Industrial Strategy'

This morning, the Prime Minister Theresa May, will announce proposals for a new industrial strategy, designed to 'build on Britain's strengths and tackle its underlying weaknesses'. It will allow businesses ...

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Jan 23rd 2017 at 11:50AM in News
Grand Theft Auto V claims 11th UK No.1

Grand Theft Auto V claims 11th UK No.1

Rockstar’s UK-made crime blockbuster is once again at the head of the Top 40.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 23rd 2017 at 10:11AM in News
Grand Theft Auto V is No.1 in the UK AGAIN

Grand Theft Auto V is No.1 in the UK AGAIN

Well over three years since its release and Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto V is once again top of the UK charts.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 16th 2017 at 10:12AM in News
How was 2016 for the UK games market?

How was 2016 for the UK games market?

The headline news from games retail in 2016 is much the same as the year before – less money was made from video games software and hardware sales, but peripherals ...

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 12th 2017 at 9:47AM in News