Role for Creative Industries in Growth Review

TIGA today backed Vince Cable’s (Business Secretary) call for businesses to take part in a growth review to aid a private sector-led economic recovery.  Mr Cable will launch consultations on six sectors including the creative industries.  Mr Cable and George Osborne, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, will preside over a new committee to ensure that each sector has an action plan for growth.

Dr Richard Wilson, TIGA CEO, said:

“This is sensible news. Earlier this year TIGA published an agenda for the new Parliament which set out 30 policy proposals, including a detailed Games Tax Relief policy. All of these proposals can contribute to constructing a series of blueprints for reform within the creative industries.”

“TIGA looks forward to working with the Government in identifying the barriers it needs to remove to boost performance in the creative industries.  TIGA looks forward to playing an integral role in developing these policies and playing an active part in any committee which is established.”

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About TIGA:

TIGA is the trade association representing the UK’s games industry. The majority of our members are either independent games developers or in-house publisher owned developers. We also have games publishers, outsourcing companies, technology businesses and universities amongst our membership. TIGA was awarded‘Trade Association of the Year’ and the‘Member Recruitment Award’ at the Trade Association Forum Best Practice Awards 2010. TIGA has also been named as a finalist in the 2010 Chartered Management Institute (CMI) National Management and Leadership Awards in the category of‘The Outstanding Organisation of the Year Award (SME)’.

TIGA's vision is to make the UK the best place in the world to do games business.  We focus on three sets of activities: political representation, generating media coverage and developing services that enhance the competitiveness of our members.  This means that TIGA members are effectively represented in the corridors of power, their voice is heard in the media and they receive benefits that make a material difference to their businesses, including a reduction in costs and improved commercial opportunities.  For further information, please contact Eva Field, TIGA PR Manager on: 07814 039 983, or email eva@tiga.org


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