Certification and tax relief events

Here’s a timetable of our past and upcoming events where you will have an opportunity to hear more about the creative sector reliefs and certification and ask any questions.

Please click on the appropriate website link for further details.

To follow live tweets from various certification events, hear the latest news and generally stay in touch, follow us on Twitter @AnnamansiBFI.

Upcoming events

Date Event Description Location Website
December 2018        
5 December Focus on Tax Reliefs: FOCUS 2018 Head of Certification, Anna Mansi, will be chairing a tax relief panel ‘Focus on Tax Reliefs’ (11:00am). Seasoned industry professionals offer case studies on using the UK reliefs. The BFI and HMRC will give an overview of qualifying, and producers will share their experiences of financing and co-production. Chris Halliday and Chantel Burrell will be available for 1-2-1’s on both days; meetings can be booked through the website. London FOCUS 2018

Past events

Date Event Description Location Website
November 2018        
10 November Game Anglia Certification analyst Colm Seeley will deliver a joint workshop with Tim Davies, games lawyer at Sheridans, on the benefits for game developers of setting up a limited company. They will outline the registration process at Companies House and detail how the company can handle creator IP and access new funding and opportunities. Tim will also give advice on making the company investor-ready. University of Suffolk, Ipswich Game Anglia
October 2018        
19 October Northern Ireland Screen Video Game Tax Relief Round Table Certification analyst Colm Seeley will give a presentation on the video game tax relief and cultural test followed by a Q&A. Belfast Northern Ireland Screen Video Game Round Table
September 2018        
20 September The GameIndustry.biz Investment Summit The certification team will be attending the GameIndustry.biz Investment Summit and will be available for meetings to discuss qualifying for video game tax relief under the cultural test. To book a meeting please contact anna.mansi@bfi.org.uk Birmingham EGX
20 September EGX Rezzed EGX Rezzed Sessions Stage: Julia Brown from the certification team will be interviewing Alexander Sliwinski from Mike Bithell Games on his projects and experience with the cultural test and the video game tax relief. Birmingham EGX
August 2018        
22-24 August Edinburgh T V Festival 2018 As part of Sargent Disc, Stuart Burnside from the certification unit will be available for 1-2-1 sessions to discuss qualifying for HETV tax relief under the cultural test. Edinburgh Edinburgh TV Festival
July 2018        
4 July CMC 2018 Andy Wright will be on the BFI produced panel ‘What a Relief!’ from 2-3pm in the HUBS Common Room. Come along to hear of various case studies with tax reliefs, from key industry figures. Afterwards speed meetings will be available for a chance to talk to the speakers. Sheffield CMC 2018

Further tax relief events are being run throughout the UK and abroad, so please keep an eye on updates. If you wish to enquire about meeting at any of these events to go through the certification and tax relief process, please email: certifications@bfi.org.uk.

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