TIGA, the trade association representing the UK games industry said today that as part of a strategy to rebalance the UK economy the government should introduce Games Tax Relief, improve R&D Tax Credits and market the UK more aggressively.
TIGA made these comments at Westminster Media Forum event in London. Dr. Richard Wilson TIGA CEO said:”
We need to rebalance the UK economy away from an excessive reliance on financial services and public sector employment towards export oriented industries. The UK games industry has the potential to make an important contribution to export led growth, 91% of developers already export their games. To power our industry forward the government should introduce Games Tax Relief, improve R&D Tax Credits and market the UK aggressively. The government should also back other creative sectors with growth potential including animation. The government must not overlook the potential of the creative industries””.