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Lynne Kilpatrick receives OBE

Lynne Kilpatrick of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport will receive an OBE as revealed in the latest New Year’s Honours List. Kilpatrick receives the honour for her services to the video games sector. She works behind-the-scenes promoting the games industry to Government. She was also instrumental in putting …

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MP Ed Vaizey hails UKIE after tax breaks success

Culture Minister Ed Vaizey says UKIE deserves credit for securing tax breaks for UK games developers. The MP’s comments came in response to a question about a press release from rival trade body TIGA, which took credit for securing the tax breaks. Tax relief for UK games developers were confirmed …

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Ed Vaizey MP: "Tax relief is just the start for UK games developers"

Last week – after a four year journey – tax relief for UK games studios was confirmed. The UK games industry has long campaigned for tax relief for video games to help compete with the likes of Canada, which has been securing investment and attracting British talent with its generous …

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UK Government making age-12 rating legally enforceable for video games

Retailers that sell games rated 12 or over to younger children could be jailed. The decision comes as part of today’s new Government process to have the pan-European PEGI ratings become law. It will add further power to the PEGI ratings, which are being made the sole classification for video …

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End in sight for dual ratings as Parliament starts PEGI plan

After a drawn out saga, the Government today began the Parliamentary process to have the PEGI ratings for video games become the de facto classification in the UK. The dual-ratings system that has seen responsibilities shared with the BBFC and its iconic symbols seen on DVD, video and film will …

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