guardian writes: "The UK needs game development staff. Desperately. And right now. The problem is, there's no way near enough to go around - and when talent emerges, it's being tempted out of the country. These are the concerns of industry lobby group, Games Up, formed by leading developers and backed by Tiga and ELSPA. Announced late last month, the collective has two key aims. One is to pressure the government into providing tax breaks to the British videogame industry so that it can compete with other countries.
In Quebec as well as the US states of Georgia and Michigan and in France, technology companies are offered tax rebates, refunds and other incentives - the idea being to attract successful digital companies. This has allegedly led to a brain drain of UK staff, as foreign studios are able to offer better (often government subsidised) salaries."