In advance of the June 8th General Election TIGA, the UK trade industry body for games developers, digital publishers and games education and service providers, have launched their election manifesto. The vision is to increase employment in the games industry by approximately 40% by 2022.
The ten main proposals include:
Games Investor Consulting, on behalf of TIGA, have crunched the numbers and believe that significant growth between 2017 and 2022 is possible if these measures are adopted. This includes growth in studio employment from 12,600 to 17,500 and an increase in GDP contribution from £1.3b to £1.8b per annum.
As TIGA members we believe that these proposals will help boost the UK Games industry, which is an important sector in the economy and will help ensure it retains a competitive advantage as Britain leaves the EU. We already use our expertise in relation to VGTR, R&D tax credits and SEIS to help support studios grow and any improvement to these schemes will be greatly welcomed.
For more information on the manifesto please visit TIGA’s website: TIGA's Plan to Increase Employment in the UK Video Games Industry by 40% by 2022