March 4, 2019
TIGA, the trade association representing the UK video games industry, has published a guide on how businesses in the computer games industry can prepare for the potential scenario of a “no deal” Brexit.
TIGA warns that leaving the EU without a deal creates a number of uncertainties for the UK video games industry. It is important that the UK games sector assesses the risks and opportunities that Brexit will bring, and prepares for all eventualities.
In the event of a “no deal”, the key areas of concern for the UK video games industry include:
- access to EU talent;
- access to EU funding programmes and tax reliefs;
- barriers to trading with the EU; and,
- implications for trade marks, copyright and intellectual property rights.
Although delivering the deal negotiated with the EU remains the Government’s top priority, it is important that businesses across all industries prepare for a potential outcome of a “no deal” Brexit. TIGA’s guide signposts Government notices and policy papers, and shares information TIGA has received through its engagement with the Government over this issue. To access TIGA’s guide, click here.