Directors UK welcomes Chancellor’s TV tax reliefs and investment in training

Directors UK has welcomed the inclusion of the creative sector tax reliefs for high end television, animation and video games in the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s Autumn Statement, which was announced yesterday.

CEO, Andrew Chowns said,

“Directors UK has been working closely with colleagues from across the industry to ensure that the incentives, first announced in the Budget this year, could be implemented and we are delighted to see the Government’s commitment to their introduction in 2013. The legislation is vital to encourage investment and growth in the creative industries and will offer employment opportunities for a wealth of home-grown talent.”

Directors UK also welcomes the announcement that the Government will be investing £6 million in skills training and development for the TV and film workforce, accessible from April next year.

Andrew Chowns added: “Creative talent is the engine of a thriving UK creative industry. Ensuring that the UK has the skills and talent to attract international productions to the UK is essential. The announcement of additional funding from the government, and the industry, to develop the creative workforce will ensure that the UK has a continuing availability of world-class British talent.”

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