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Video game publishing giant Activision Blizzard has warned it might move its business out of Britain because of the government's ‘terrible mistake' in deciding to scrap tax relief for the games industry.

The US firm currently employs 600 developers in its British office based in Slough, has not ruled out moving its operations to another country with a more favourable tax environment, according to The Daily Telegraph.
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Keep this OT.
I guess Activiison don't like the tax raises? lol
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When you make as much money as they do that 2.5 can easily become a couple million. It might even cost less to move then pay the tax.
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When you make as much money as they do that 2.5 can easily become a couple million. It might even cost less to move then pay the tax.
So? It's not like they're hurting for cash. Between CoD and WoW, they'll make that 2.5% in a week
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Dont confuse the 2.5% VAT increase with the tax relief that was taken away from the gaming industry in the UK.

Two very different things.
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I guess it hurts kotick having to pay 2.5% more to taxes? :\\
It's not just Kotick, every developer is looking at the the option. Games were due a tax break to make them competitive with Eastern European countries and Canada, however, due to budget deficit problems, it had to be shelved.

I really hope they don't go, but if you give the games industry a tax break... then the money has to come from elsewhere to cover it.
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It's not just Kotick, every developer is looking at the the option. Games were due a tax break to make them competitive with Eastern European countries and Canada, however, due to budget deficit problems, it had to be shelved.

I really hope they don't go, but if you give the games industry a tax break... then the money has to come from elsewhere to cover it.
Problem is, lots of game companies will move out and it will end up costing the UK more then if they kept it.
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£40 for a game is already pushing the limit as being 'expensive'.
    
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So? It's not like they're hurting for cash. Between CoD and WoW, they'll make that 2.5% in a week
LOL where is he logic in this statement.

2.5% a week?

2.5 x 52 = 130%...

Also i dont think you get it. Its 2.5% a year..

Suppose it will csot the company 5% of its income..

that means within 3 years they would be making moremoney then if they stayed in brittian.. Your not much of a business man.
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LOL where is he logic in this statement.

2.5% a week?

2.5 x 52 = 130%...

Also i dont think you get it. Its 2.5% a year..

Suppose it will csot the company 5% of its income..

that means within 3 years they would be making moremoney then if they stayed in brittian.. Your not much of a business man.
Again, 2.5% is the recent VAT increase, nothing to do with the tax relief that they are talking about that was scrapped.
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£40 for a game is already pushing the limit as being 'expensive'.
The problem is that we buy it any ways. COD BO is probably the best example. Here in the US with taxes its about a $70 dollar game...

Untill they reach the point where people just wont buy the game cause of the price they are going to keep raising it.
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