Tiga leads industry delegation to the Treasury

Immediate release

18th September 2008

Tiga today led a delegation of key games developers to the Treasury to advance the case for video games tax relief. The delegation included representatives from Blitz Games Studios, Rebellion, Reflections, Team 17 and Tiga.

Richard Wilson, CEO of Tiga, said:

“Our industry expects, our employees deserve and the arguments justify an examination by the Government of the case for a tax break for UK games production.

“Tiga’s vision is to make the UK the best place in the world to do games business. The UK video games industry is already world class. A tax break for UK games production will put the industry on a more level playing field vis-a-vis our competitors. We welcome the opportunity to engage with HM Treasury.”

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Notes to editors:

1. Tiga is the national trade association that represents games developers in the UK and in Europe. We have 157 members, the majority of whom are either independent games developers or in-house publisher owned developers. We also have outsourcing companies, technology businesses and university departments that are members.

2. 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.

3. For further information, please contact: Dr Richard Wilson, Tiga CEO on: 0845 0941095; Mob: 07875 939643; or: Email: richard.wilson@tiga.org


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