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.
Make sure your games business is counted in official statistics
The Creative Industries are worth an incredible £10m per hour to the UK economy, according to the most recent government statistics: games are a huge part of that and will continue to grow.
But there are still some issues with the baseline data used to count the games sector's contribution to these figures and we can do something to change this.
HMRC publishes new guidance on EU VAT changes
The changes to VAT rules for cross-border sales in the EU that are coming into force on 1st January have been the source of a lot of recent debate, with widespread concerns over the effect they will have on small businesses making digital sales.
Games lawyer and Ukie member Jas Purewal tells us what the new EU VAT rules mean for games companies.
This update was originally posted on the Purewal and Partners website.
What is happening?
From 1 January 2015, new EU tax rules will require value added tax (VAT) to be charged on digital content sales (like video games, apps, digital music and video) at the VAT rate of each EU country where its customers are based.