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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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‘Government should invest £23.7 million over five years’ in games says Creative Industries report

Today saw the publishing of the much-awaited Independent Review of the Creative Industries (IRCI), which the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) commissioned out of the Industrial Strategy paper earlier this year. The headline statement was that the report supported calls for an extended UK games fund and …

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£73m of video game tax relief paid out in 2016-17

73m in video games tax relief (VGTR) was paid out in the 2016-17 financial year, representing an increase of 60 per cent year-on-year, according to the latest figures from HMRC. VGTR was paid out relating to 280 claims in 2016-17, which shows a growth of 115 per cent compared to …

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UK games industry worth a record £4.33bn in 2016

UK games trade body Ukie has announced that the value of the UK consumer games market reached a record 4.33bn in 2016, showing a growth of 1.2 per cent from 2015. You can read MCV’s full analysis of all the figures right here, but key headlines to take away from …

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