This blog was authored by Mike Matheny, a BRIT School student undertaking work experience at Ukie, the views are his own
Hello! My name is Mike. I’ve been doing work experience at Ukie this past couple of weeks. It’s been a fantastic and I’ve learned a lot about the industry, thanks to the wonderful Ukie team. One such learning experience was being able to go to the Houses of Parliament on 5th March (my 17th birthday) and sit in the Thatcher Room to listen to the DCMS Select Committee’s latest oral evidence session on Immersive and Addictive Technologies.
No-deal papers highlight pressing need for certainty on talent and data
Chancellor Philip Hammond announced the Budget today, There was a big focus on tech and innovation but the biggest cheer of the afternoon was support to tackle the housing crisis.
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.
This week Ukie was appointed the official secretariat to the All Party Parliamentary Group on Video Games. The APPG brings together MPs and Peers from all political parties who are interested in and supportive of the games industry, acting as the core network of games-friendly politicians.
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: