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UK govt decides on 25% tax relief for games studios

Postby Imaduck » 05 Dec 2012, 17:05

Wahay! :)
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Re: UK govt decides on 25% tax relief for games studios

Postby plightstar » 05 Dec 2012, 17:13

May not be the 37% of Canada, but at least its a start.
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Re: UK govt decides on 25% tax relief for games studios

Postby Osiris25 » 05 Dec 2012, 18:16

That's good news, fingers crossed it will help some of the struggling developers out. Its a shame it couldn't of come in five years ago and saved some of the great UK studios that have folded but its done now.
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Re: UK govt decides on 25% tax relief for games studios

Postby beef_mountain » 05 Dec 2012, 18:40

Osiris25 wrote:That's good news, fingers crossed it will help some of the struggling developers out. Its a shame it couldn't of come in five years ago and saved some of the great UK studios that have folded but its done now.


We had a different government 5 years ago.

Good news tho...
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Postby alan666 » 05 Dec 2012, 20:43

George Osborne is a thieving scumbag :x
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Re: UK govt decides on 25% tax relief for games studios

Postby charliecheswick » 05 Dec 2012, 22:07

Well ain't that nice. Now,if the fannies hadn't just whacked a 20% increase on sports nutrition,i'd be cock 'a hoop. :(
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Re: UK govt decides on 25% tax relief for games studios

Postby Osiris25 » 05 Dec 2012, 22:37

beef_mountain wrote:
Osiris25 wrote:That's good news, fingers crossed it will help some of the struggling developers out. Its a shame it couldn't of come in five years ago and saved some of the great UK studios that have folded but its done now.


We had a different government 5 years ago.

Good news tho...


Yes I was avoiding that can of worms :lol:

The reality is that it was never going to happen under the last lot, it was just dangled as a vote seller.
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Re: UK govt decides on 25% tax relief for games studios

Postby KK-Headcharge78 » 06 Dec 2012, 12:36

Go f**k yourself Osborne.

Nice for the games industry though.

That is all.
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Re: UK govt decides on 25% tax relief for games studios

Postby The Bossman » 08 Dec 2012, 18:57

Could have been more but glad they're getting support
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