A guide to F2P regulation from Jas Purewal.
Many more games applied for tax relief in December
Creative industries reach record high : Ukie's Jo Twist responds
Today, government announced in an official release that the Creative Industries have reached a record high, worth £8.8m per hour to the UK economy.
Our CEO, Dr Jo Twist gave a statement regarding the figures:
Make sure your games business is counted in official statistics
The Creative Industries are worth an incredible £10m per hour to the UK economy, according to the most recent government statistics: games are a huge part of that and will continue to grow.
But there are still some issues with the baseline data used to count the games sector's contribution to these figures and we can do something to change this.
Scottish games companies: we need your help!
Do you have ideas for how Scotland should be helping its games industry to grow more quickly? Are there things about the way that bodies like Creative Scotland and Scottish Enterprise work with games companies that you think can be improved? You have a great chance to be heard, right now.
Have your say on the Consumer Rights Bill guidance
The Consumer Rights Bill currently going through Parliament will introduce new rules protecting consumers if they buy digital content online which turns out to be faulty.
Labour's views on how digital will shape the economy's future
I attended a Digital and Tech Manifesto briefing at Labour HQ yesterday. Chuka Umunna, the Shadow Business Secretary, and a team of frontbenchers from across departments talked about the work they have been doing to weave digital issues across all their policies going into next year’s Manifesto.
The Chancellor delivered his Autumn Statement today – a mini-budget that is one of the big occasions each year when the government makes major spending announcements. We listened live and tweeted any good news.
Autumn statement: Ukie‘s four-point proposal for games industry growth
This week I wrote to the Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne proposing some ideas around further investment in the games sector as part of this year’s Autumn Statement, due to be delivered on Wednesday 3rd December.
Our proposals for games industry growth covers the following areas:
We need your input for our next government asks
We launched our Games Industry Manifesto for the Next Parliament in September. This set out the strategic areas that the next government should act on to help the UK become the best place in the world to make and sell games. Since then we have been developing a series of White Papers that set out detailed recommendations for action in those strategic areas.