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    Default Brexit DOOM™: 40% of games industry companies considering relocating

    "Two fifths of games companies based in the UK are considering relocating out of the country in the wake of Brexit, a survey has found.

    The primary concern across the industry is over a loss in international talent from EU countries creating a skills shortage which 40% say could make them move some or all of their operations. Ukie, the industry trade body that carried out the research, found 57% of UK games companies employ workers from the EU, and that at those companies EU workers represent an average one third of all employees.

    Some 98% of those surveyed believe EU nationals who have the necessary skills should be given a blanket right to work in the UK in the future. With a shortage of skilled UK candidates, barriers for EU workers wanting to live and work in the UK would have a negative impact on the industry.

    According to Ukie’s latest market valuation, the UK is the sixth largest games market in the world in terms of consumer revenues. Consumer spend in 2016 reached £4.33bn, up 1.2% from the previous year. The country boasts more than 2,000 games companies, with 12,100 full-time employees."

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    Quote Originally Posted by AtW View Post
    "Two fifths of games companies based in the UK are considering relocating out of the country in the wake of Brexit, a survey has found.

    The primary concern across the industry is over a loss in international talent from EU countries creating a skills shortage which 40% say could make them move some or all of their operations. Ukie, the industry trade body that carried out the research, found 57% of UK games companies employ workers from the EU, and that at those companies EU workers represent an average one third of all employees.

    Some 98% of those surveyed believe EU nationals who have the necessary skills should be given a blanket right to work in the UK in the future. With a shortage of skilled UK candidates, barriers for EU workers wanting to live and work in the UK would have a negative impact on the industry.

    According to Ukie’s latest market valuation, the UK is the sixth largest games market in the world in terms of consumer revenues. Consumer spend in 2016 reached £4.33bn, up 1.2% from the previous year. The country boasts more than 2,000 games companies, with 12,100 full-time employees."

    https://www.theguardian.com/technolo...ote-eu-workers

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    Why would they not be able to hire these people from the EU after Brexit?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sasguru View Post
    Maybe they could hire vetran (sic), LondonManc, Original PM, GB9, Owlhoot et. al ?
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    I'm neither a Brexiter nor a games programmer. Don't let that stop you continuing to talk absolute balls as usual though.

    Yet again you seem intent to egg the ignorant AtW on who seems intent on spreading speculative doom about.
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    Quote Originally Posted by d000hg View Post
    Why would they not be able to hire these people from the EU after Brexit?
    Normal people understand that; assguru isn't normal. HTHBIDI
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    Sasguru isn't the one generating the information, only reporting it. Why do the games companies think they won't be able to hire such people? If they are not educated then they may act as if it's true regardless and we get all the negative effects anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by d000hg View Post
    Sasguru isn't the one generating the information, only reporting it. Why do the games companies think they won't be able to hire such people? If they are not educated then they may act as if it's true regardless and we get all the negative effects anyway.
    It will be easier for them to relocate to dublin. And have less hassle

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    Quote Originally Posted by d000hg View Post
    Sasguru isn't the one generating the information, only reporting it. .
    It's a characteristic of the low IQ that they can't distinguish between the message and the messenger.
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    Quote Originally Posted by d000hg View Post
    Why would they not be able to hire these people from the EU after Brexit?
    Nobody knows; that's the point. People here already moan about the numbers of programmers being let in; if they get their way IT will be off the approved skills list.

    They definitely can hire these people from the EU from within the EU. So why stay in the UK?
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    AtW's post is just a survey. But a one-time client co of mine is moving abroad for exactly that reason - fear of not being able to get the staff (I have a permie job offer from them, subject to me moving - but no reason to go permie just yet )
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