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...
Ukie prepares for Chancellor's final Budget
In App Purchases: Italian authorities settle with platforms
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:
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.