Manifesto Watch - SNP on the digital and creative economy
Mirroring Labour's language, the Scottish Nationalist Party manifesto pledges to "Focus on investment to support economic growth and the creation of a more productive, high-skill, high-wage economy."
Much of the manifesto is concerned with active public and private sector funding and investment to support creative and digital industries.
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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Scottish Parliament calls for national strategy for games
The Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee of the Scottish Parliament have today published a report, "The Economic impact of the film, TV and video games industries", which calls for a strategic review of support for the games industry in Scotland, as Ukie had previously proposed.
Shadow Creative Industries Minister meets Cambridge games companies
Ukie took senior Labour party MP Chris Bryant, to meet companies from Cambridge’s exciting games cluster last week.
The event was kindly hosted by Jagex, who gave Chris a tour of their studio and talked him through the history and future of their company, as well as the many different creative processes that go into making a game.
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.
We are now going through the finer detail of how the Prototype Fund in particular might work (such as which body will administer it) and more news on that soon.
This is what I had to say about the announcements...
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