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TIGA Welcomes CBI’s Blueprint On Creative
July 27, 2010
TIGA, the trade association representing the UK games industry, today welcomed the CBI’s new report, ‘Creating Growth: A Blueprint for the Creative Industries’. The CBI believes the UK's creative sector, which is the biggest in Europe, can play a crucial role in rebalancing the economy and delivering high growth. For that to happen, the CBI says the Government must deliver the right conditions for the sector to thrive and create new jobs.
The CBI says Government action should focus on the following areas:
To view a copy of ‘Creating Growth: A Blueprint for the Creative Industries’, please follow this link:
Dr Richard Wilson, CEO of TIGA, said:
“It is good to see the CBI expressing support and interest for the creative industries. TIGA hopes that other business representative bodies, including the Institute of Directors, the British Chambers of Commerce, the Federation of Small Businesses and the Forum of Private Business, will also take a keen interest in the creative industries.
“The CBI recognises that we need a competitive tax framework to enable the creative industries in general and the video games sector in particular to flourish. At present, we lack such a framework. Our tax system fails to support the video games industry. Our key competitors benefit from generous tax breaks for games production. We do not. The UK Government must address this issue.”
Notes to editors:
TIGA is the trade association representing the UK’s games industry. The majority of our members are either independent games developers or in-house publisher owned developers. We also have outsourcing companies, technology businesses and universities amongst our membership.
TIGA's vision is to make the UK the best place in the world to do games business. We focus on three sets of activities: political representation, generating media coverage and developing services that enhance the competitiveness of our members. This means that TIGA members are effectively represented in the corridors of power, their voice is heard in the media and they receive benefits that make a material difference to their businesses, including a reduction in costs and improved commercial opportunities.
For further information, please contact Eva Field, TIGA PR Manager on: 07814 039 983, or email [email protected].