TIGA, the trade association representing the UK video games industry, has welcomed Home Secretary Amber Rudd’s open letter to EU citizens in the UK. Rudd stated that the Government will safeguard the rights of EU citizens, and that the UK will remain an ‘open and diverse’ country after Brexit.
The full letter is available to view here: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/home-secretarys-open-letter-to-eu-citizens-in-the-uk
Dr Richard Wilson, Chief Executive Officer of TIGA, commented:
“TIGA is pleased to see the Government reaffirm its commitment to safeguarding the rights of EU citizens. As the Home Secretary stated in her letter, EU citizens are a valued, integral part of British society and this will not change following Brexit.
“The UK video games industry understands the value of EU citizens. We are a world leading industry, but this would not be possible without the immense contribution of EU citizens who make up 15 per cent of our workforce. We are fortunate that many talented designers, developers, and programmers have chosen to live and work in the UK.
‘We hope that the Home Secretary’s letter provides EU citizens with the reassurance they deserve.”
TIGA is the network for games developers and digital publishers and the trade association representing the video games industry. Since 2010, TIGA has won 24 business awards and commendations. TIGA focuses on three sets of activities:
- Political representation
- Media representation
- Business services
This enhances the competitiveness of our members by providing benefits that make a material difference to their businesses, including a reduction in costs and improved commercial opportunities. It also means our members’ voices are heard in the corridors of power and positively represented in national, broadcast and UK video game trade media.
For further information, you can also contact: Dr Richard Wilson, TIGA CEO by email: firstname.lastname@example.org