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UK govt cancels plans for video game tax relief

TIGA's years-long campaign to bring tax relief to the UK video game industry has come to a rather disappointing conclusion. Chancellor George Osbourne (pictured above) revealed the nation's budget plans earlier today during a speech at Westminster, announcing that "planned tax relief for the video ...

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UK moves forward with game tax relief

[Flickr: Bashed] Following exhaustive lobbying by TIGA, the UK will implement tax relief for video game developers. The change will allow game companies to keep more profits from successful products and receive tax credits to reduce losses when their games don't perform well. TIGA CEO Richar...

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Prime Minister Gordon Brown commends U.K. game industry

[Flickr user Cory M. Grenier] U.K. Prime Minister Gordon Brown recently recorded a podcast -- yes, a podcast (mp3) -- which aired right before the kickoff ceremonies for the Global Investment Conference held in London on Monday. During the podcast, Brown commended the efforts of the U.K.'s game de...

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TIGA won't stop UK tax relief campaign

[Image credit: Bashed] TIGA, the UK's trade association for the video game industry, said it would continue its campaign to achieve tax relief for UK developers. The organization will push the issue of fiscal reforms leading to the next general election and take the "opportunity to raise the indu...

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Report: UK government rejects gaming tax break proposal

[Image credit: Bashed] The Guardian reports that the British government will likely reject the Games Tax Relief proposal. According to the paper, the video game industry "contributes more to the UK economy than the film industry," yet doesn't receive the same assistance from the government. ...

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TIGA delivers petition for tax relief to UK government

[Image credit: Bashed] UK video game industry trade association TIGA delivered a petition today to 10 Downing Street (that's where Her Majesty ... oh, it's just the British Prime Minister's residence), seeking the introduction of Games Tax Relief. The petition was signed by 55 "senior industry figu...

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Developers deem piracy a problem, not a threat in survey

Troubling news for pirates worried about their fearsome image today: In a recent survey of TIGA members, a majority of developers say that while piracy is a problem, it's not necessarily a fatal one to their business. While 90 percent of those polled think the issue is getting worse, only 60 percen...

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Shadow Culture Minister upset over lack of UK support for video game industry

UK Shadow Culture Minister Ed Vaizey stated today that the Labour party is failing the video game industry and the Conservatives are ready to take up the mantle and show the industry the power of its armed and fully operational support agenda. Vaizey announced that the Conservatives will extend Fil...

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Tiga calls UK tax support 'incoherent,' seeks national solution

We're starting to notice that Tiga, the UK's trade association for the video game industry, is sort of like the tragic figure of Cassandra of Greek mythology (and ABBA's 1981 song) -- no matter how dire the prophecy, the powers that be won't listen. The latest warning from Tiga urges the English go...

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EU Commission proposal wants two-year guarantee for games

European game developers are up in arms about a recent EU Commission proposal that, if approved, would require devs to abide by the EU Sales and Guarantees Directive, a rule that mandates "a minimum 2-year guarantee on tangible movable consumer goods." While this guarantee sounds great for consume...

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