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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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TIGA: Priorities for a post-Brexit games industry

When the UK departs the EU, the games industry must be ready. Here, TIGA CEO Richard Wilson presents its new report on what must be done to ensure a smooth transition. Video games as a medium offer creators a fascinating tool to explore politics. From Positech’s Democracy series to Surprise Attack’s …

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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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Livingstone and Gibson call for UK government to create British Games Institute

Some of the biggest names in the UK games industry have called for a new organisation, founded with government money, to fund UK games production, culture and education. Industry veteran Ian Livingstone and investment consultant Rick Gibson have announced their blueprint for a new body called the British Games Institute. …

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