Now that all three of the major parties' manifestos have been launched we look at the key take outs for the games and interactive entertainment sector. Read our own manifesto "Powering Up: manifesto for unlocking growth in the games industry" for our vision of what support our globally successful sector needs to become a true world leader.
Manifesto Watch - Conservatives on the digital and creative economy
The Conservative Manifesto, which you can read here, makes several strong statements about digital technology and the creative economy.
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Ukie welcomes support for games in the Budget
Today’s Budget saw George Osborne announce the revival of the Prototype Fund, with £4m provided over the next four years, as well as £4m for the Skills Investment Fund.
Ukie’s policy focus for the General Election
With the countdown to the election on 7 May having just passed 100 days, the world of politics is now laser-focused on campaigning. The political parties are finalising their manifestos, putting their battle plans into action, and spending every spare moment touring the marginal seats of the country.
In this heightened time, Ukie is focusing on maintaining our strong relationships with the most important policy-makers in each party and continuing to drive home the priorities we have set out over the past year.
Our CEO Dr Jo Twist spoke at last night's All Party Parliamentary Group
Ukie CEO Jo Twist spoke at the All Party Parliamentary Group on Art, Craft and Design in Education yesterday - chaired by the Earl of Clancarty.
Presenting Ukie's work on skills and education to a packed room of MPs and educationalists, Jo said:
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.
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.
Ukie launches policy manifesto for the games industry
Our Manifesto, which you can read above, sets out our priorities for how to accelerate growth in the UK games sector, now that we have tax relief in place and coding back on the curriculum. Created with input from Ukie’s members over the last six months, the Policy Manifesto calls for action on three headline areas of policy support: