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TV and Animation Tax Relief 2020

updated
February 22, 2021
Published on:
February 9, 2021
  • There were 110 British high-end television programmes completed in 2019-20 which claimed High-end Television (HETV) tax relief, with UK expenditure of £1.5 billion.These figures are likely to increase as more claims are received by HMRC.
  • Since the relief was introduced in 2013, 635 programmes have made claims, accounting for£8.0 billion of UK expenditure. Each programme may make several claims during the production process. One claim can also be made to cover several programmes.
  • In 2019-20, £324 million of HETV tax relief was paid to 290 claims, representing 275 programmes.
  • A total of £1.1 billion has been paid out in response to 1,065 claims since HETV was introduced.
  • There were 35 British animations completed in 2019-20 which claimed Animation tax relief (ATR), with UK expenditure of £83 million. These figures are also likely to increase as more claims are received by HMRC.
  • Since the relief was introduced, 305 animations have made claims, accounting for £519 million of UK expenditure.
  • Each animation may make several claims during the production process. One claim can also be made to cover several animations. In 2019-20, £18 million was paid to 105 claims, representing 115 animations.
  • A total of £81 million has been paid out in response to 430 claims since ATR was introduced in 2013.

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