Trade bodies want further action from Chancellor George Osborne

The UK games industry’s trade bodies have both responded Chancellor George Osborne’s Autumn Statement to members of Parliament, each suggesting further action that could benefit the games industry.

The UK needs to promote a more balanced economic recovery which is less dependent on financial services, consumer expenditure and an expansion of private borrowing to buy houses, and more reliant on investment and exports," said TIGA CEO Richard Wilson.

Meanwhile, UKIE noted one major absence from Osborne’s statement regarding a hugely beneficial financing initiative that has been running for the last two years.

CEO Jo Twist noted:"We’re disappointed not to see any commitment in the Chancellor’s statement to continue investment in skills for the games industry via Creative Skillset’s Skills Investment Fund, which comes to the end of its two year funding in April.

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