Maximising UK Tax Reliefs

Dec 03 2019
15:00 - 15:45
Room C

Maximising UK Tax Reliefs

A practical guide for the film & TV industry, from producers to suppliers

Industry experts provide an overview of the UK’s TV and film tax reliefs, sharing insights into the value to production as well as to the supply chain from studios and locations to VFX and post.


Samantha Perahia MBE – Head of Production UK, British Film Commission
Anna Mansi – Head of Certification, BFI
Darren Drake – Partner (Film and TV), Saffery Champness LLP

To attend this session you will need to REGISTER as a FOCUS industry delegate. It is completely FREE

The Certification Unit team are available for 1-2-1 sessions for anyone wanting discuss a project in relation to the creative sector tax reliefs for film, high-end television, animation television, children’s television and/or video games. You can request these from the meeting scheduler when you sign up for a delegate badge. Please give as much information as possible about your project.
The BFI Certification Unit is the first point for contact for applicants wanting to qualify their film, high-end television programme, animation programme, video games or children’s television programme as British through the cultural test or as an official co-production and to access the UK’s creative sector tax reliefs. Qualifying a film as British can enable producers to access the respective Creative Sector tax reliefs. The Certification unit will offer guidance on the qualifying processes for the cultural tests and official co-production treaties for the tax reliefs.

Christopher Halliday – Senior Certification Analyst – British Film Institute
Chantel Burrell – Film Certification Analyst, BFI Certification Unit