Government policy can have a big impact on the games industry. Ukie is here to make sure that that our members' voices make a difference and that their opinions are heard by politicians and policy makers.
We are the go-to body for MPs, their aides, other creative industries, and government officials. We speak to government to make sure that the games industry’s voice is heard clearly on issues like tax breaks, consumer protection, child safety, age ratings, industry classification/measurement, computer science and skills, match funding for careers development and we sit on many different groups and boards to represent all the industry.
In August we launched our Manifesto for the Next Parliament, setting out the three strategic areas where we believe the next government should take action to continue growing the UK games industry.
We are also officially the UKTI Challenge organisation, which allows us to offer games business discounted and hassle free access to international trade events.
Success for the UK games industry
As the leading voice to government we have helped the games industry get some big policy wins over the last couple of years.
Tax breaks - helped make the case to UK government to get tax breaks introduced for games made in the UK. Currently helping UK government to respond to the European Commissions investigation into the introction of the reliefs.
Computer Science - our Next Gen Skills campaign has acheived great success in getting computer science back on to the national curriculum. The campaign's new focus is promoting the importance of art combined with programming to policy makers.
Covering all policy areas
We have been the leading voice accross a range of issues, helping to transform rules that will help our economy work for a digital interactive age. We have responded to 18 policy papers and contributed to key investigations and government consultations in the last year.