TIGA urges UK government to protect rights of EU workers following Brexit

15% of UK games industry made up of migrants from other EU countries

TIGA urges UK government to protect rights of EU workers following Brexit

UK games trade association TIGA is urging the UK government to protect the rights of existing EU workers in the wake of Brexit.

TIGA research predicts that 15 percent of the UK games development workforce originates from other EU countries.

And there are growing concerns that the government will be asked to leave the country following the UK's departure from the EU.

Safety and assurance

"The existing rights of EU workers already present and working in the UK should be protected so that they can continue to live and work in the UK with the confidence and assurance that they are not going to be asked to leave the UK at some stage," said Richard Wilson, TIGA's CEO.

"This is just, reasonable and practical."

"The Government must also clarify the status of EU workers who enter the UK following the EU referendum and prior to the UK’s exit from the EU."

You can read the full statement, as well as Wilson's suggestions for a new migration system, on TIGA's website.

You can also see what prominent figures in the UK games industry have to say about the impact of Brexit here.


Ric is the Editor of, having started out as a Staff Writer on the site back in 2015. He received an honourable mention in both the MCV and Develop 30 Under 30 lists in 2016 and refuses to let anyone forget about it.


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