Announcing a renewed push to remove barriers to innovation and employment, Business Secretary Sajid Javid today revealed two new consultations:
- A public survey asking for views on what the government should include in its new Innovation Plan; and
- An upcoming call for evidence on whether "non-compete clauses" in employment contracts are stifling entrepreneurship
Making the announcement, the Business Secretary said:
What the July Budget means for the games industry
Today’s Budget was the first from the Chancellor of a majority Conservative government since 1996, and announcing a significant change in economic strategy with cuts to taxes and welfare and the introduction of a National Living Wage. You can read the full Budget speech and documents here.
Games businesses exhibit at London Book Fair
Today is the first day of Gaming@LBF, an area at the London Book Fair (LBF). Launched in 2014 as a partnership between Ukie and LBF, the event hand-matches games creators with like-minded book publishers through a series of bespoke networking events and educational seminars. Games businesses looking for interesting IP, new collaboration partners, or simply interested in exploring opportunities in the gaming world, can be part of the stand on the Grand Gallery.