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Finance Act 2014

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6.As announced in Budget 2013 and following consultation over the summer, legislation will be introduced to amend the film tax relief in Finance Act 2014.

7.Subject to State aid approval, from 1 April 2014 film tax relief will be available for surrenderable losses at a rate of 25 per cent up to the first £20 million of each production’s UK core production expenditure (to a maximum of 80 per cent of UK core production expenditure) and 20 per cent thereafter (to a maximum of 80 per cent of the UK core production expenditure), for all productions. Previously the rate of 25 per cent only applied to limited budget films i.e. those with UK core production expenditure up to £20 million.

8.The minimum UK spending requirement will also change from 25 per cent to           10 per cent. The new rules will not apply to films that complete principal photography before a date to be specified by Treasury Order. A response to the consultation was published on                       10 December 2013.

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