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Games tax breaks event to be held at Abertay University

11 November 2014

The event is free, but tickets must be booked by contacting Fiona Boyle on

Leading accountancy firm Henderson Loggie is holding a free video games tax breaks event at Abertay University next Thursday (20 November).

Steve Cartwright and Dougy Agnew from Henderson Loggie’s Creative & Interactive Media team will explain the qualification process for the tax breaks, the cultural test and a number of recent practical examples.

Students, new start-up companies and experienced game developers are invited to hear how they can benefit from this significant new form of business support, which has been welcomed as a major boost to Dundee’s growing games sector.

This new tax relief reduces the financial risk of producing new games and enables games studios to invest in more staff. Reduced financial risk will also make it easier for games developers who are fresh out of university to start their own companies.

Professor Louis Natanson, Head of the School of Arts, Media and Computer Games at Abertay University, said: “Video games tax relief is very important for games companies of all sizes, as it helps reduce their operating costs and take some of the risk out of new projects.

“We’re very pleased the experts at Henderson Loggie are helping Dundee’s games community understand how to secure this tax relief, and how to use it for their future business planning.”

Steve Cartwright, Head of the Creative & Interactive Media Group at Henderson Loggie, said: “If you are looking to start your own games company or have a game in production, it is important to understand how the new video games tax relief can help to reduce your costs and help cash flow.”

Tax breaks for the video games sector and wider creative sector were granted approval by the European Commission in March 2014.

The seminar runs from 5.30-6.30pm on Thursday 20 November, and is followed by a drinks reception.

The event is free, but tickets must be booked by contacting Fiona Boyle on


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