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‘Britain can lead the world in games development’, says Osborne

George Osborne, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, praised the games industry at an event that marked the launch of the long-awaited tax breaks for video games development. The event was hosted by UKIE and the TV Coalition this morning, and featured the Chancellor as a key guest as he celebrated …

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Scottish game developers will be better off without the rest of Britain, says SNP

An independent Scotland will keep games industry tax breaks and offer even more support to its studios, the country’s Government has said. MCV discovered last month that should Scotland vote to become independent in September, it would have to choose if it wanted to keep the recently approved tax relief …

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Four reasons the UK might just lead digital game development in Europe

Joost Van Dreunen is the CEO of SuperData Research. Using the firm’s latest data, he predicts why the UK games development scene may soon become the No.1 power for digital games in Europe. It’s totally confusing. Over the course of just two weeks, first Activision announces that it is closing …

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Video game tax breaks cultural guidelines test detailed

Are you British enough? Or specifically, is your game British enough to qualify for tax breaks? Well now you can find out, thanks to The British Film institute’s now-published guidelines that developers must pass in order to qualify. Here they are. A game needs to score 16 from the available …

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