VGTR Finance

Fundsquire helps video game studios access their VGTR incentive early – fast and cost-effectively.

What is the Video Games Tax Relief (VGTR)?

Video Games Tax Relief (VGTR) is a scheme developed by HMRC that grants UK game developers the option to apply for a tax relief payment or offset. The most important factor to qualify is that the game developed must be British under the definition of the British Film Institute (BFI), the body that administers the Video Games Cultural Test.

At the same time, the company must have done the majority of the game development, which includes, planning, design, and development. Also, at least 25% of the costs incurred by the company need to happen within the European Economic Area (EEA). Two main areas are excluded from VGTR – games developed for the purpose of gambling and games or game-like narratives that are exclusively for advertising or promotion.

What is a VGTR loan?

Fundsquire Advance Funding is a loan facility taken out against a company’s future VGTR inflows. This financing option can be accessed up to half a year early, is affordable and can be used even if you are pre-revenue.

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In as fast as 7 days

If you’re close to filing, or your VGTR is currently awaiting processing, you can access financing in as little as 7 days from completing your application. If you require a larger or earlier loan, we can help in as little as 10 days.

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The funds you need

Access between £100,000 and up to several million, either as a one-time working capital loan or a quarterly drawdown facility. Easy application, fast access to capital. We are as flexible as your needs.

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