Understanding the TV tax relief seminars

Aproduction guild new tax relief for high-end TV drama and animation was welcome news across the industry this year, especially for those in the two genres affected. In place since April, productions are already benefiting, such as Tony Jordan’s BBC1 drama By Any Means - the first production to meet the criteria to qualify for the tax break.

There are many people working in TV who are not familiar with how the relief works and what the claiming process involves. So it’s good news to hear that The Production Guild, in partnership with the British Film Commission, are offering free nationwide seminars to give a better understanding of the tax relief scheme.

Taking place in London, Manchester, Bristol, Cardiff and Glasgow, the seminars will feature speakers such as accountants Saffery Champness, media law firm Wiggin LLP, private banking firm Coutts, and Creative Skillset.

Speaking to The Knowledge, Production Guild chief executive Alison Small said: “Our seminars are a chance to find out how the UK’s TV tax relief works and how they can impact on your production. They are a very exciting opportunity, and are likely to create a huge amount of additional TV production in the UK, benefiting everyone in the UK industry. We are delighted to be partnering with the British Film Commission on the events, and with speakers from Saffery Champness, Wiggin and Coutts, all of whom are experts in the field.”

The first London seminars will take place on 30 May at Pinewood Studios and 12 June at Saffeys Champness. Further seminar dates and locations are to be announced via the Production Guild website, or you can email them to be notified when registration is open for future events.

For further details and how to book your place, click here