UKIE signs up TV Coalition for BAFTA event

UKIE signs up TV Coalition for BAFTA event

UK trade association UKIE is to come together with the TV Coalition to host a special event designed to highlight the advantages of the country's forthcoming Games Tax Relief.

Supported by BAFTA, an unnamed senior Government minister will also be in attendance – set to take place in London on Friday 4 April, one year on from the introduction of tax relief for high-end television.

The event will examine, in detail, the economic and cultural impact that the credits have had on the television and animation sectors since their debut.

Why not us?

The question left dangling is just when the planned tax relief will take effect for the UK's gaming industry, of course. Earlier this year, UKIE called on the British government "as soon as possible".

Speaking on the 4 April event, UKIE CEO Dr. Jo Twist highlighted the importance of the discussion.

"We've worked very closely with government to help get a tax relief scheme introduced for UK games businesses and are delighted to host an event to discuss this hugely important tax relief, alongside our partners in the TV and animation industries," detailed Twist.

"We're very much looking forward to having the opportunity for the games sector to discuss the relief with the Government and to hearing some of the positive stories that the TV and animation sectors have to tell one year on from the introduction of their reliefs."

The Games Tax Relief was first unveiled by UK Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne back in March 2012.

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