A recent report has revealed that laid off Britons are seeking further employment abroad.
Findings published by TIGA, the trade association that represents the UK games industry, show that 40% of employees who were made redundant between the years 2009 and 2011 moved overseas to work.
The report, dubbed “Making games in the UK today: a census of the UK develop and digital publishing sector” disclosed that nearly half of Britain’s game industry workforce has shrunk 10% because they’d relocated to a foreign country to find work.
Dr Richard Wilson, TIGA CEO, said of the findings: “Our industry is suffering from a serious brain drain. Our competitors in Canada and elsewhere are able to recruit highly skilled developers from the UK largely because they benefit from tax breaks, which effectively reduce the cost of game development.”
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