14 UK games approved for tax relief so far

The BFI has said that 14 games have started down the road toward UK tax relief.

An agreement on tax relief plans was confirmed last year and since August 13 titles have received interim certification and one has received final certification from the BFI Certification Unit.

These include:

Beyond Flesh and Blood (Pixelbomb)
Fractured Space (Endless Tiger)
Gingersnap (Elderberry Post)
MazeCraft (HyperLiger)
Potion Pop (Delinquent Interactive)
Shred It! (Extra Mile Studios)
SKARA – The Blade Remains (SKARA The Blade Remains)
SoccerManager.com (Soccer Manager)
Soul Axiom (Wales Interactive)
Wayward Tide (Chucklefish Games)
Spacepants (Boxface Games)

A total of 30 applications have been received.

Our vibrant gaming industry is going from strength to strength and is a vital contributor to the growth of the UK economy,” Creative Industries Minister Ed Vaizey said.

Through tax reliefs and the development of the country’s digital infrastructure, we are building the foundations our creative industries need to continue to thrive on the global stage. It is encouraging to see that the companies already benefiting from the new tax relief represent a mix of organisations from across the UK, furthering the creation of jobs and skills development in the industry.”

BFI CEO Amanda Nevill added: The video games sector is one of our youngest and most dynamic creative industries and its contribution to the UK economy becomes more significant every year. We’re delighted that 14 UK companies are already poised to benefit from the new tax reliefs to support their projects and help them grow their businesses in a competitive international marketplace.

We are proud to be working with Government and in partnership with UKIE, TIGA and others to support our games industry to capitalise on its success and take the UK to a new level as a global centre for video games.”

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