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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
As the worlds of television, games, the web and advertising converge, ConnectedUK will bring together a group of world-class thinkers for a series of four events throughout May and into June exploring the opportunities for production companies, agencies, digital companies and games makers.
UKIE today called for more clarity over the scope of some of the recommendation in the proposed EU Data Protection Regulation.
In its response to the UK Ministry of Justice’s call for evidence on EU Data Protection Proposals, UKIE has expressed concerns that many of the proposals in the Regulation will be difficult to implement without further guidance and accurate definitions of the scope of how the recommendations are to be applied – this particularly applies to proposals for the ‘right to be forgotten’, data breaches and data portability.
UKIE has today issued an update on its digital chart project and unveils its first chart for UK PC download in public Beta.
The UK industry has traditionally had outstanding market data covering the sale of physical video game products in the UK. These charts and reports, compiled by GfK Chart Track and published by UKIE, are invaluable tools for the industry. However, as the games industry moves to increasingly digital models of distribution, there has been a greater need to measure the size and shape of this growing digital market.