Games Tax Relief Workshop, with TIGA

Posted: 19th July 2012

Chancellor George Osborne promised a games industry tax break during his Budget 2012 speech. But where do we go from here? How will it work? Who will benefit?

This workshop is intended to provide you with more information about how the tax break should work in practice and to ensure that your voice is heard in the consultations about the games tax relief with the UK Coalition Government.TIGA, the trade association representing the UK's games industry, wants to ensure that the tax break is effectively designed for the games industry and easy to use. As part of this they are holding a nationwide series of consultation workshops.

Working with Northern Film & Media, the Newcastle event will instigate a conversation with game development studios to discuss where to go from here. The event is being held in partnership with Grant Thornton LLP.


Schedule6.00     Registration & drinks6.25     Introduction by Richard Wilson, CEO of TIGA6.30     Presentation by Jo Robertson, Grant Thornton LLP: 'Summary of the consultation document and how tax breaks will work in practice’7.15     Presentation by Vincent Scheurer, Sarassin LLP: 'What are the variables?'7.30     Open discussion and group workshops8.15     Summary and next steps8.20     Beer, food and chat9.30     Close of event

When: Thursday 09 August, 6.00pm for a 6.30pm start.


Where: Toffee Factory, Lower Steenbergs Yard, Quayside, Ouseburn. Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 2DF

Cost: Free for TIGA members and non-members.


To register for your free place please click here.


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