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.
A guide to F2P regulation from Jas Purewal.
Many more games applied for tax relief in December
Creative industries reach record high : Ukie's Jo Twist responds
Today, government announced in an official release that the Creative Industries have reached a record high, worth £8.8m per hour to the UK economy.
Our CEO, Dr Jo Twist gave a statement regarding the figures:
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.
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.
Have your say on the Consumer Rights Bill guidance
The Consumer Rights Bill currently going through Parliament will introduce new rules protecting consumers if they buy digital content online which turns out to be faulty.