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UKIE today welcomes the news that the UK assets of GAME Group PLC have been purchased by Baker Acquisitions who have been advised by OpCapita. This will reportedly save some 3,200 jobs and keep 333 specialist video game stores open in the UK.
UKIE is holding its inaugural Scottish Office event at Abertay University’s Hannah Maclure Centre in Dundee today.
In the week that saw tax relief Government ministers met with leaders in the interactive entertainment industry yesterday, at a UKIE arranged showcase, to highlight the creative excellence that exists in the UK’s games industry.
Business Minister Mark Prisk and Creative Industries Minister Ed Vaizey spoke with UKIE Chief Executive Dr Jo Twist and representatives from games trailblazers including Mind Candy, Codemasters and Mediatonic and saw for themselves examples of the latest software available to the public.
UKIE welcomed the announcement made in today’s budget to introduce a production tax credit for the UK’s video games industry. The Chancellor announced that a tax credit would be available for the production of content by the UK’s digital and creative media industries – including the video games sector.
The Regional Growth Fund (RGF) is now a £2.4bn fund operating across England from 2011 to 2015. It supports projects and programmes that lever private sector investment to create economic growth and sustainable employment. It aims particularly to help those areas and communities which were dependent on the public sector to make the transition to sustainable private sector-led growth and prosperity.
GREE, CloudMade, Flurry, Tapjoy, Ian Livingstone, Playniac & BAFTA confirmed for Edinburgh Interactive 10th anniversary
Edinburgh Interactive has announced its first round of speakers for this year’s 10th anniversary event; being held once again at The Radisson Blu Hotel on the Royal Mile.
The UKIE led, cross industry hi-tech campaign group Next Gen Skills today expressed concern at the severe misalignment of the UK education system with the needs of hi-tech industries after government figures showed that there are presently over 17,000 fewer entrants at university level for Computer Science courses today compared to 2002