After years of campaigning the government, the UK games industry has finally received tax breaks from the government. For those of you new to the tax game, countries like Canada have been giving huge tax incentives to gaming companies, which has spurred huge growth but made it difficult for companies in the UK to compete. The UK has always had tax breaks for the film industry (as is common in many countries), and lobbyists for game development support were quick to point out this double standard.
This budget will be effective until March 2011. Hopefully the UK government will see that supporting such a growing industry will help manage their massive debt and continue the program for a long time.