A total of 114 games received final certification in the first half of 2017, an increase of 26% on the same period last year, the latest figures, released today from the BFI show. These games represent an EEA/UK spend of £84m from a total budget of £103m.
New figures show great first year for Video Games Tax Relief
The BFI have released today figures on games qualifying for games tax relief in the UK for the first year of tax relief (April 2014 – March 2015).
New BFI figures have revealed how many games have qualified for Video Games Tax Relief in its first year. Since the launch in April 2014, 19 games have received final certification and 48 have received interim certification, for a total of 67 games.
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.
We want members' views on three new consultations that have been launched.
Addressing different aspects of the digital economy, these all address issues which Ukie has been working on for a long time. We will be responding to each in turn, and need member input to ensure we are accurately representing the views of the games industry.
We have opened a forum discussion on the three consultations, where you can give us your thoughts. Alternatively you can email Andy directly to discuss in private.