Film & TV

The inward investment for high-end television and film reached a record £6.27bn in 2022. With its world-class entertainment industry, the UK is an increasingly popular filming location and there are generous film & TV tax reliefs, alongside other financial opportunities which we are helping UK and international productions to realise.


With over 35 years’ experience working in the creative world of entertainment, we are widely recognised as one of the top industry advisors in the UK and support a growing portfolio of film and television clients; from actors, producers and directors, to start-ups, independents, and national and international franchises.

Whether acting, producing, or directing, our film and TV clients are busy people. Many have US and international tax exposure and require specialist advice, along with all-round financial and business management support. This includes looking after their day-to-day finances and production accounting, tax and VAT compliance, as well as withholding taxes, royalties and audio-visual tax reliefs, including the Audio-Visual Expenditure Credit (AVEC) and the new Independent Film Tax Credit (IFTC). It’s a highly personalised service which puts our clients’ needs at the very centre.

  • £517m

    The total amount of Film Tax Relief (FTR) paid out in relation to the financial year 2021-2022

    Source: HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC). N.B. an HMRC update for 2022-2023 is due in summer 2024.
  • £829m

    The total amount of High-End Television Tax Relief (HETR) paid out in relation to the financial year 2021-2022

    Source: HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC). N.B. an HMRC update for 2022-2023 is due in summer 2024.
  • 131%

    The percentage increase in the amount of HETR paid out for the financial year 2021-2022 compared with the previous year

    Source: HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC). N.B. an HMRC update for 2022-23 is due in summer 2024.


Our work is far more than statutory accounting and compliance. Many of our clients have multiple productions and we tend to be involved with each one from the start. We work as part of their production teams and are integral to day-to-day running and decision making, including setting up the right business structures and managing PAYE, VAT, FEU, advice on SEIS/EIS schemes, raising finance, and accessing all the available tax reliefs.

We have advised clients on Creative Industry Tax Reliefs (CITR) since they were first introduced in 2007. As well as early-stage appraisals for audio-visual tax reliefs, the AVEC and IFTC, we regularly advise clients on the most tax efficient production structures, managing all stages of their tax relief/credit claims with HMRC, ensuring they fulfill the relevant criteria and obtain the required British Film Institute (BFI) certification.

Over the years, we’ve become recognised as leading advisors on Creative Industry Tax Reliefs (CITR) and have influenced government policy changes in this highly specialist area; most recently with the reforms to audio-visual tax relief and the introduction of the AVEC and the Independent Film Tax Credit (IFTC).    We also advise production investment companies looking to set up in the UK and are nominated specialists on CITR for bank panels and other financiers.

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