This morning, The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) released its immigration report Open and controlled – a new approach to immigration after Brexit. As a CBI member, Ukie has been very vocal about the need for reform of the immigration system to support the ease of movement, especially considering Brexit. The report comes as a step in the right direction for this, and we’re glad to have contributed to the process.
Briefing on Brexit Whitepaper: the future relationship between the EU and the UK
Late last week the Government published its long-awaited white paper providing more detail on the processes and arrangement it will seek with the EU between now and the end of the implementation period in December 2020.
The UK's Industrial Strategy takes its early first steps
The Government today published its Industrial Strategy White Paper which lays out some early headlines, programmes and ambitions which it hopes will help build a modern economy fit for the future.
Government publishes guidance on plans for EU citizens
The Home Office has today released some guidance that it has sent to the European Commission as part of its negotiations which sets out how it intends to support EU citizens currently in the UK through a new streamlined registration system post-Brexit.
The European Commission have confirmed that the tax relief for the production of video games in the UK has been re-notified until at least 2023.
Notification is required according to the EU State Aid laws to ensure that any measures introduced to support businesses are not anti-competitive in Member States.
This is fantastic news providing some much-needed confidence to the UK games sector and maintaining a key competitive advantage for UK based studios.
Shadow Brexit Secretary Keir Starmer MP visits Space Ape’s studio to discuss the importance of staying open to talent and data flows
Last Friday, Ukie organised for Keir Starmer MP for Holborn & St Pancras and Shadow Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union to visit Space Ape’s studio to discover a thriving business in his constituency, and gain an understanding of the games industry’s priorities for our forthcoming departure from the EU.
Theresa May has announced a snap General Election to be held on 8 June 2017.
Today, a raft of new measures on immigration and skills come into force which will impact games companies across the country.