Adrian Wootton

High-end TV investment spend hits £478m in UK

Spend on high-end TV production in the UK hit a record £478 million (US$600 million) in 2016, official figures show. Data from the British Film Institute’s Research and Statistic Unit reveal inward investment spend – show funded from outside the UK – grew 11% year-on-year, with ‘repeat business’ productions such as Game of Thrones, Outlander […]

Tax breaks fuel UK’s global production hub ambitions

When UK Chancellor George Osborne sat down on March 20 having presented his Budget, the huzzahs of television producers should have been heard even above his own backbenchers, but the picture is a mixed one, reports Tim Adler. This year’s Finance Bill in the UK finally approved tax breaks for high-end drama production, animation and […]