What can the UK learn from France's games tax break?

DevelopMag writes: "December's EU decision to allow the French tax break for eligible games production appears, on the surface, to be a victory for a government trying to protect its games development industry from the threat of globalisation.

There's no doubt this threat looms over many territories and many will call for such a scheme's introduction in the UK. France has borne the brunt of that threat in recent years. Its development sector collapsed, in part because Quebec offered massive tax breaks for games development, as well as subsidies and even income tax holidays for emigrating games developers. In a further twist of the knife into the back of the French development industry, the Quebecois offered an additional tax break for Francophone studios".

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