Government Minister's remarks concerning Games Tax Relief encouraging, says TIGA

By March 12, 2010 Press Releases

TIGA, the trade association representing the UK games industry, said today that it was very encouraged by comments made by Stephen Timms MP, Financial Secretary to the Treasury, that the case for Games Tax Relief was “coming together.” The Minister made the remarks in an interview with GamesIndustry.biz on 11th March.
 
Richard Wilson, CEO of TIGA, said:
 
“Stephen Timms’ remarks are very encouraging. TIGA has engaged consistently with the Government and with the Opposition parties to make the case for Games Tax Relief. Our latest research shows that Games Tax Relief is viewed by the games industry as the most effective way to help the sector to compete and to remain world leading. We will continue to make the case for Games Tax Relief in the run up to the Budget on 24th March.”
 
Jason Kingsley, TIGA Chairman and CEO and Creative Director of Rebellion, said:
 
“TIGA has worked hard to get the issue of Games Tax Relief on the Government’s agenda. It is excellent that Ministers such as Stephen Timms are listening to TIGA’s arguments. TIGA will continue to do everything it can to persuade the Government to introduce Games Tax Relief in the forthcoming Budget.”

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Notes to editors:
About TIGA:
TIGA is the trade association representing the UK’s games industry.  The majority of our members are either independent games developers or in-house publisher owned developers.  We also have outsourcing companies, technology businesses and universities amongst our membership.

TIGA's vision is to make the UK the best place in the world to do games business.  We focus on three sets of activities: political representation, generating media coverage and developing services that enhance the competitiveness of our members.  This means that TIGA members are effectively represented in the corridors of power, their voice is heard in the media and they receive benefits that make a material difference to their businesses, including a reduction in costs and improved commercial opportunities.

For further information, please contact Eva Field, TIGA PR Manager on: 07814 039 983, or email eva@tiga.org.




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