Activision threatens to quit United Kingdom over Tax Break Issue

Activision Blizzard, which employs a total of 600 workers in the United Kingdom, may shift their operations to other countries due to the "terrible decision" of the British government not to grant tax breaks to game developers in the country.

Bobby Kotick

Bobby Kotick, Activision President said, "I think it was a terrible mistake, there are so many other places that are encouraging the video games industry."

In March 2010 former Chancellor Alistair Darling announced that the government would offer tax incentives for the sector, as is the film industry, however those plans were scrapped due to cutbacks and the new coalition government in June.

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