One company has said other places are still encouraging the games industry and that UK firms are left at a disadvantage.

However, looking at fDi Marketsdata, FDI projects into the UK in the software and IT sector and in the creative industries cluster combined do not seem to have halted since tax relief ended.

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A total of 21 projects have been recorded in those sectors for 2010, only slightly lower than the 23 in 2009. But it should be taken into consideration that these sectors include other areas besides the games industry.