The Covid-19 outbreak is presenting some serious challenges to games businesses. With events being cancelled, financial problems rearing it's head and some tough times ahead for contractors, it’s important to get good legal advice to help you through the challenges.
That’s why we’re pleased to be able to team up with Sheridans to open an emergency contract hotline to help your games business out.
For this week's Careers Series, Ukie Students spoke to games industry and eSports lawyer Pete Lewin about his career in the games industry from a legal perspective.
Ukie Students: Please can you introduce yourself and your current role in a few sentences.
HMRC publishes new guidance on EU VAT changes
The changes to VAT rules for cross-border sales in the EU that are coming into force on 1st January have been the source of a lot of recent debate, with widespread concerns over the effect they will have on small businesses making digital sales.
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.
Games lawyer and Ukie member Jas Purewal tells us what the new EU VAT rules mean for games companies.
This update was originally posted on the Purewal and Partners website.
What is happening?
From 1 January 2015, new EU tax rules will require value added tax (VAT) to be charged on digital content sales (like video games, apps, digital music and video) at the VAT rate of each EU country where its customers are based.