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Budget could mean an end for 69p apps, cheap Steam games

Budget could mean an end for 69p apps, cheap Steam games

As well as not ushering in tax breaks, last week’s Budget may have brought with it another bad piece of gaming news.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 24th 2014 at 2:42PM in News
Republicans propose increased dev taxes for violent games

Republicans propose increased dev taxes for violent games

A US tax reform bill from the House Ways and Means Committee has suggested increasing the tax burden for games developers making violent games.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 27th 2014 at 11:30AM in News
Online retailers unite to fend off sales tax

Online retailers unite to fend off sales tax

A number of online retailers have signed a letter addressed to chancellor George Osborne calling for an end to the argument for an online sales tax.

by Laura Barnes
on Jul 22nd 2013 at 11:14AM in News
OPINION: A slightly longer wait for tax breaks can't hurt

OPINION: A slightly longer wait for tax breaks can't hurt

This long and at times painful hardware generation – it will be eight years since the 360 unveiling when we see the Next Xbox in three weeks – is matched ...

Michael French
by Michael French
on May 3rd 2013 at 10:38AM in News

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Google: Our low tax bill is fine because we bring so much to the UK

Google: Our low tax bill is fine because we bring so much to the UK

The executive chairman of Google has argued that the company’s minute UK corporation tax bill is entirely justified.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 22nd 2013 at 3:05PM in News
Video games tax breaks delayed in the UK

Video games tax breaks delayed in the UK

Games tax relief will not be approved by April 1st as the UK awaits confirmation from Europe. 

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Mar 20th 2013 at 3:09PM in News
Blockbuster UK embroiled in tax outcry

Blockbuster UK embroiled in tax outcry

As if things weren’t bad enough for in-administration Blockbuster UK, a newspaper investigation has landed the company in even hotter water.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 25th 2013 at 9:50AM in News
Tories launch video games tax breaks microsite

Tories launch video games tax breaks microsite

The Conservative Party has launched a microsite explaining the reasons why it believes the UK video games industry is worthy of a tax break.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 2nd 2013 at 1:06PM in News

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UKIE rallies around tax breaks for developers

UKIE rallies around tax breaks for developers

UK trade body UKIE has called on the games industry for input for a collective response to the government's new period of consultation on tax breaks policy.

Will Freeman
by Will Freeman
on Jun 19th 2012 at 11:18AM in News
INTERVIEW: Ed Vaizey, MP

INTERVIEW: Ed Vaizey, MP

Tax breaks for games made in the UK are back on the agenda. So MCV spoke to Ed Vaizey, minister for the department of culture, media and sport, to find out ...

Michael French
by Michael French
on Mar 29th 2012 at 10:51AM in News
UK video game tax breaks are back on the agenda

UK video game tax breaks are back on the agenda

The UK government has declared its intention to establish a nationwide game tax break policy, in a dramatic manoeuvre that leaves the British sector in shock and jubilation.

Rob Crossley
by Rob Crossley
on Mar 21st 2012 at 1:05PM in News
HMV slams 'idiotic' offshore tax dodging

HMV slams 'idiotic' offshore tax dodging

It is ‘absolutely nuts’ online retailers can avoid tax so easily, says HMV.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Feb 14th 2012 at 9:32AM in News

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ANALYSIS: Channel Island tax dodge

ANALYSIS: Channel Island tax dodge

When Play.com took advantage of the Channel Island tax relief back in 1998, it changed UK online retailing overnight.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Nov 21st 2011 at 12:42PM in News
Tax dodgers flee Channel Islands

Tax dodgers flee Channel Islands

Online entertainment retailers are preparing to leave the Channel Islands after the UK Government said it will close the VAT loophole next April.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Nov 18th 2011 at 8:19AM in News
Trip Hawkins in trouble with the tax man

Trip Hawkins in trouble with the tax man

A San Francisco judge has rejected Trip Hawkins' plea to use personal bankruptcy to cancel $20m of tax obligations.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 29th 2011 at 1:10PM in News
Budget delivers warning shot to Jersey traders

Budget delivers warning shot to Jersey traders

The tax loophole that has for so long allowed key online retailers to offer cheaper games is under threat.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 23rd 2011 at 2:06PM in News

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Tax breaks hopes fade

Tax breaks hopes fade

The culture minister, Ed Vaizey, has claimed his department will resist calls for game tax breaks in what he calls a “three or four year hiatus”.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 3rd 2010 at 11:34AM in News
Cameron explains game tax break snub

Cameron explains game tax break snub

Yesterday the Prime Minister once again faced the question of why he, and his government, chose to go back on promises made in the run up to the election.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 28th 2010 at 10:43AM in News
Game tax breaks scrapped

Game tax breaks scrapped

The new UK coalition Government WILL NOT implement tax breaks for games production Chancellor George Osborne confirmed today.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 22nd 2010 at 2:28PM in News
Hung parliament could aid the industry

Hung parliament could aid the industry

TIGA CEO Richard Wilson has told Develop that he believes a Hung Parliament, now confirmed as the result of yesterday’s election, “may well work in the favour” of the UK ...

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on May 7th 2010 at 2:11PM in News
Tories: Trust us on game tax breaks

Tories: Trust us on game tax breaks

First he was positive that the Conservatives would introduce game tax breaks, now Ed Vaizey – shadow spokesperson for the game industry – is vehement.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 26th 2010 at 7:56PM in News
Tories 'have abandoned game tax breaks’

Tories 'have abandoned game tax breaks’

The Conservative Party has abandoned plans to introduce game development tax breaks, a Labour MP insists.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 26th 2010 at 3:29PM in News
Darling: I value games industry’s passion

Darling: I value games industry’s passion

Chancellor Alistair Darling has personally endorsed the game industry as a “creative force” that deserves, and needs, support in Westminster.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 21st 2010 at 2:20PM in News
Tories' game tax plan coming ‘next week’

Tories' game tax plan coming ‘next week’

The Conservatives will next week publish a ‘mini-manifesto’ for the game industry that will outline tax breaks and more, the party has told Develop.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 13th 2010 at 5:45PM in News
No game tax breaks in Tory manifesto

No game tax breaks in Tory manifesto

The Conservative Party has failed to cite game development tax breaks in its 131-page policy manifesto, raising suspicion that the party is no longer backing a tax-specific state support package ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 13th 2010 at 2:40PM in News