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Government gives thumbs up to British film-makers

25th September 2009

The UK's film industry has benefited from more than GBP 100 million in tax relief over the past year, the government has revealed.

According to HM Treasury, in 2008-09 over 170 British-based projects took advantage of the film tax relief scheme, which was introduced in 2007 to support the sustainable production of UK films.

Sion Simon, the minister for the creative industries, commented: 'The UK has been responsible for some tremendously successful films in the past year, both artistically and at the box office.'

Mr Simon added that the big UK movie hits of recent years would not have been possible without the film tax relief scheme, arguing there were further indirect benefits in attracting overseas investment and tourism.

The claims came as business secretary Lord Peter Mandelson sought to defend the future of the UK's film and creative industries in the face of digital piracy.

At a visit to the BRIT School in Croydon, he called on the British film, music and computer game sectors to find new ways of doing business in order to tackle the problem of illegal downloading.

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