Tiga relaunches tax break push

Tiga relaunches tax break push

By Rob Crossley

January 11th 2010 at 1:10PM

UK game association outlines its action plan for the next twelve months

Games association Tiga said it will maintain its focus on game development tax breaks.

The pledge comes as the UK Finance Minister, Stephen Timms, said the Government will continue to look at the issue of reducing production tax rates to sustain the UK industry.

Tiga says it will focus its resources on legislative matters “in the run up to the next General Election and beyond”, a move that just might test the patience of its members and the development community.

With Tiga’s enormous and bold commitment to fight for the industry in Whitehall, some developers tell us that Tiga now has less scope to address day-to-day development issues.

However, Rebellion Studios creative director Jason Kingsley fully backed the move.

“Tiga will continue to lead the campaign for Games Tax Relief or a similar fiscal measure in the run up to this year’s General Election and beyond,” he said.

“Tiga’s vision is to make the UK the best place in the world to do games business. This demands fiscal reform. We will be meeting with Treasury officials shortly to strengthen the industry’s case for Games Tax Relief.”