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TIGA’s Dr Richard Wilson receives OBE in New Year’s honours list

The games industry was recognised in the New Year’s Honours List with the inclusion of TIGA CEO Dr Richard Wilson, who received an OBE for services to the industry. Congratulations from everyone here at MCV. Wilson has been CEO of TIGA since 2008 and also serves as a director of …

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TIGA: Video games need a sensible Brexit

Dr Richard Wilson is CEO of TIGA, the award-winning trade association representing the UK video games industry. At TIGA, Richard has successfully campaigned for the introduction of Video Games Tax Relief and introduced an accreditation system for university games courses. TIGA’s recent business survey has underlined the need for a …

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A Modern Industrial Strategy: TIGA’s Richard Wilson ahead of Monday’s white paper

Dr Richard Wilson is CEO of TIGA, the award-winning trade association representing the UK video games industry. At TIGA, Richard has successfully campaigned for the introduction of Video Games Tax Relief and introduced an accreditation system for university games courses. Now that the Government has triggered Article 50 and the …

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Budget extends UK Games Fund

Yesterday’s UK budget provided some welcome news for UK games studios, with confirmation of another £1m to extend the UK Games Fund until 2020. This falls a fair way short of the £23.7m proposed in the Independent Review of the Creative Industries just two months ago, however, although does at …

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EC extends UK tax relief until 2023

Amid the uncertainty of Brexit, the European Commission has ruled that existing video games tax relief (VGTF) rules for British game developers will remain in effect until at least 2023. Confirmation of the successful re-notification ensures that VGTF to be viewed as state aid exempt under the cultural exemption. Without …

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Bazalgette Review: TIGA endorses ‘major boost to the UK games industry’

Last month saw the publication of Sir Peter Bazalgette’s independent review of the creative industries. Encouragingly, Sir Peter’s review recognizes the value, importance and potential of the UK games industry and proposes a range of measures to grow the sector further.  Access to capital is one of the key factors …

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Ukie, TIGA and ‘BGI’ comment on £23.7m Creative Industries Review funding plan

Friday’s Independent Review of the Creative Industries – commissioned by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport – was strongly in support of greater government funding for the games sector. It crucially proposed that an investment of 23.7m in the sector, targeted at smaller businesses, would deliver a GVA …

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