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Video game tax relief certifications up 65% in Q1

The number of games qualifying for the BFI’s video games tax relief (VGTR) has risen again this quarter by 65 per cent year-on-year. A total of 58 games received final certification in Q1, up from 35 in Q1 2016, with a European Economic Area (EEA)/UK spend of 41m and a …

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Brexit is forcing 40% of games companies to consider relocation

In the week that Theresa May triggered Article 50, a UKIE report has found that 40 per cent of UK games businesses are considering relocation as a result of Brexit. 51 per cent said they would remain in the UK, while the remaining nine per cent failed to answer. Of …

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Ukie and CWLEP partner for Coventry and Warwickshire growth plan

Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership has unveiled a new strategy that aims to grow the video games industry within the region. A new report from the organisation, compiled in partnership with Ukie, says that around 130 UK games businesses are located in the area, many of which can be …

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Analysis: the driving forces behind the UK’s 4.33bn games industry

Read the headlines at the end of 2016, MCV’s included, and you might think the games industry was having a tough time of it. A number of high-profile releases struggled at retail and then Black Friday swept in and prices tumbled just weeks after release. It didn’t look pretty, but …

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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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