TIGA, the trade association representing the UK video games industry, has today published updated guidance on how businesses in our industry can prepare for the potential scenario of a ‘no deal’ Brexit. This is the second edition of TIGA’s no deal Brexit guidance, with an earlier edition published in March 2019.
Leaving the EU without a deal creates a number of uncertainties for the UK video games industry. It is important that the UK games sector assesses the risks and opportunities that Brexit will bring, and prepare for all eventualities.
In the event of a ‘no deal’, the key areas of concern for the UK video games industry include:
- Access to EU talent;
- Access to EU funding programmes and tax reliefs;
- Barriers to trading with the EU; and,
- Implications on trade marks, personal data copyright and intellectual property rights.
Although delivering the deal negotiated with the EU remains the Government’s top priority, it is important that businesses across all industries prepare for a potential outcome of a ‘no deal’ Brexit. To help prepare companies in the video games industry, TIGA has prepared a short guide which covers the key concerns we have actively raised with Government.
This guide signposts Government notices and policy papers, and shares information TIGA has received through our engagement with Government.
Please note this is not a comprehensive guide and the Government is constantly producing new guidance. Whilst every care has been taken to ensure the accuracy of the information in this guide at the time of publication (6 September 2019), the information is intended as guidance only. It should not be considered as legal advice.
If you have any further queries regarding the information provided in this guidance, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org who will do their best to answer your questions.