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Eidos boss calls for studio tax breaks

Jane Cavanagh has urged the UK government to introduce financial incentives for developers.
Her comments come in a report published today which looks at the 'talent drain' that UK games companies are 'at risk' from thanks to the increasing attractiveness of non-UK regions for games development.

SCi plans to open a studio in Montreal, with up to 40 per cent of its staff salaries subsidised by the government. The state government of Victoria in Australia is also looking at similar incentives, such as providing £156,000 over two years to help fund local games development.

"The UK still has a good talent base, but other places are making a concerted effort to draw talent," said Cavanagh.

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