Ukie issues statement on Brexit

"Ukie is committed to ensuring the UK is the best place in the world to make and sell games"

UK trade body Ukie has issued a statement regarding this morning's referendum results, which have seen the citizens of the UK narrowly vote to leave the European Union.

"Ukie is committed to ensuring the UK is the best place in the world to make and sell games, and although this decision and the political uncertainty it brings will have an impact on our businesses it is important to remember that we are already a globally successful sector and a leading exporter in the digital economy," said CEO Dr Jo Twist.

"Ukie will continue to work hard with colleagues in government to ensure we continue to have the best possible business environment and we will be following developments closely as well as advising members as they unfold."

Ukie has also said that it will be posting a more in-depth analysis of the impact of Brexit as a blog later today.

Prior to the results, many of the UK industry's most influential figures had expressed extreme caution about leaving the Union, with the majority expecting it to adversely affect the health of domestic development and the ability of the UK to trade effectively abroad.

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