MSP Praises Video Games Body after EU Commission Ruling on Tax Relief

By March 27, 2014 TIGA News

Dundee City West MSP Joe FitzPatrick today congratulated video games body TIGA after the announcement that Games Tax Relief, introduced in the UK Government’s March 2012 Budget, has now been approved by the EU Commission and can be set into motion.

Joe FitzPatrick, who previously founded, and was Convenor of, the CPG on Video Games Technology at the Scottish Parliament, said today: “After years of campaigning, Games Tax Relief is now a reality and this will help Scottish games companies and make the industry more competitive.

“I am delighted that the EU Commission’s investigation has concluded that tax relief for computer games is culturally equal to tax breaks to the film industry and can now be approved.

“This will create jobs, lead to increased investment and enable the video games industry to be more competitive in the global market.

“It’s very good news for the sector and for the Dundee cluster of companies which have a significant presence in the sector.

“Congratulations go to TIGA and its members and to all who have ensured this positive outcome.”

 

ENDS

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/video-games-tax-relief-passes-final-hurdle

— Andrew Scott Press Officer Dundee Parliamentary Office 8 Old Glamis Road Dundee DD3 8HP Tel: 01382 903202 Mob: 077899 46492 Email: media@dundeesnp.org Email: andrew.scott@scottish.parliament.uk Websites: www.dundeesnp.org                  www.shonarobison.com                  www.joefitzpatrick.net                  www.stewarthosie.com




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