As part of today’s budget, the government has announced tax breaks for the UK video game industry. And, as if by magic, in pops the much-expected TIGA email.
TIGA’s been campaigning for tax breaks for ages, declaring themselves “the only trade association to have consistently campaigned for tax relief for games development” and are rightfully bouyant just now.
Such breaks would hopefully help employment and investment, and had they come a lot earlier might well have saved UK developers like Bizarre.
“This is a brilliant decision by the Government and terrific news for the UK video games industry,” said TIGA’s Richard Wilson. “Like a boxer knocked down by his opponent, we refused to accept defeat and kept getting back in the ring.”
“This victory will benefit not just the UK games development and digital publishing sector but also the wider UK economy.”
Spokespersons from Jagex, Genki, Blitz and Relentless all chimed in.