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Only 20 per cent of parents use parental controls but half worry about time kids spend gaming – as Ukie launches Get Smart About P.L.A.Y initiative with Rio Ferdinand

Rio Ferdinand Ukie parental

New initiative will promote existing parental controls to the vast majority of parents who do not take advantage of them

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Women in Games Awards’ judges speak out: ‘When you’re accustomed to privilege, equality feels like oppression’

We talk to the MCV Women in Games Awards 2019 judges about the issues facing women in the games industry, from imposter syndrome to the lack of promotions, gender pay gap and more, and ask them what games firms can do better. Spoiler alert: they can do a lot

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Bazalgette Review: Ukie backs skills investment

The government’s plan for a new Industrial Strategy came with a promise to deliver early “sector deals” to supercharge a modern, inclusive digital economy. The creative industries (and games) were identified as key in the Industrial Strategy Green Paper. Since January, we’ve been gestating. The Ukie team has been working …

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Ukie’s Jo Twist invites UK firms to Gamescom

We first took 22 UK businesses to Gamescom in Cologne in 2012. The UK industry stand at Europe’s largest consumer games show has been the focal point of Ukie’s annual International Trade programme ever since, helping the industry network with international companies, secure investment and promote the UK industry as …

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Do we need a British Games Institute?

In the last few years, video games have come a long way in terms of working with government. Thanks to the tireless work of certain members of our industry, UK video games have received tax relief (VGTR) since 2014. And thanks to the Livingstone-Hope report, we now have coding on …

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