Independent Scotland may not get games tax breaks

Independent Scotland may not get games tax breaks
Christopher Dring

By Christopher Dring

March 28th 2014 at 10:16AM

Scottish Government would need to seek approval from European Commission for incentives

Scottish games developers could lose the tax breaks they fought so hard for, if the country was to go independent.

On September 18th, Scotland's population will vote whether to become an independent country or not. If they decided yes, then Scotland would need to set up their own tax system, and will need to decide whether the Games Tax Relief is something they would wish to replicate.

Even if the Scottish Government decides that it would like to keep the tax relief, it would need to seek EU Commission approval, a process that took a year for the UK Government.

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