This morning, The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) released its immigration report Open and controlled – a new approach to immigration after Brexit. As a CBI member, Ukie has been very vocal about the need for reform of the immigration system to support the ease of movement, especially considering Brexit. The report comes as a step in the right direction for this, and we’re glad to have contributed to the process.
Ukie EU poll: games companies favour remaining in EU
Ahead of the EU Referendum on 23 June, we have published results of an anonymous sentiment survey of our members, which asked what their position was on the implications of a remain/leave decision on their games business.
The survey, sent out in March, before the official launch of the Referendum campaign, reached developers, publishers, and games service businesses of all sizes. We received 62 responses, which represents approximately 21% of our membership. Respondents answered the survey anonymously.
New EU rules for sale of digital content proposed
The European Commission today revealed the first two pieces of legislation it wants to pass under its Digital Single Market project.
New rules for the sale of digital content, and changes to allow portability of content that consumers have paid for, have been proposed. A more detailed explanation is below.
Responding to the announcements, Ukie CEO Dr Jo Twist said:
Vaizey advances Digital Single Market position
Digital Economy Minister Rt. Hon. Ed Vaizey MP has developed the government's position on the Digital Single Market in a major speech on the creative economy in Manchester yesterday.
Major European study highlights success of mobile games
A report published today by the Interactive Software Federation of Europe (ISFE), has set out the significant benefits generated by the mobile games industry across the continent. These are the results of the largest-ever study of the mobile games ecosystem, for which 4,000 consumers across Europe were surveyed.
Creative Europe have published encouraging results of their support for the games sector in 2015.
More games than ever benefitted from the latest round of Creative Europe non-repayable grants, with the UK taking the largest share.
In App Purchases: Italian authorities settle with platforms
Completing the Digital Single Market: proposals set out by UK Government.
David Cameron’s office published "The UK Vision for the EU's Digital Economy" earlier this week. This is a set of proposals for finalising the EU Digital Single Market, which they say could create €250 billion in growth.