Seemingly everyone agrees on the importance of the video games sector to the UK economy. Yet the fiscal environment may prevent policymakers giving the sector what it most wants – a tax credit that helps to level the international playing field. Policies to improve the quality of university video games courses are crucial, but they will not stave off the industry’s near-term decline in global development rankings. Fresh thinking is urgently needed on what government can do.
This briefing – the first in a series on this topic from NESTA – looks at one such idea, encouraging external project finance.
Hasan Bakhshi, Juan Mateos-Garcia (NESTA) and Tim Gatland (Fund 4 Games)
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