Film and TV Productions thrive and continue to grow in the UK. The United Kingdom is renowned for the skills of its technicians ranging from electricians, set designers to Director of Photography. The backdrop is a safe established environment in which everyone feels comfortable.
Additionally, a robust financial accounting and legal infrastructure provide certainty to Producers.
Alongside, the aforementioned is the money that has been poured into the industry by the UK government. The latest figure from British Film Institute (BFI) show that this amounted to £582m in 2016/17 – up from £414m in 2014/15 and £523m in 2015/16.
The largest chunk of money comes from the UK film productions tax credits. This amounted to £415m in 2016/17 – up from £251m in 2014/15 and £338m in 2015/16.
In addition to the UK Tax Credit help, money flows into UK Films from the National Lottery - £60m, DCMS grants in and to BFI and NFTS - £29m, Film 4/Classed 4 - £26m, Arts Council - £13m. The rest is mainly made up from Regional grants notably, Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland.
The above numbers are huge but when we look at the great, prestigious productions that continue to be made in the UK and shown throughout the world, it looks a great investment.