Tax scheme success for Universal handed £22m break for filming in UK


Christian Sylt, Financial Mail on Sunday

Universal Pictures has been handed £22 million by Revenue & Customs for filming the latest instalment of the Jurassic Park series in Britain, according to accounts.

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom features American actor Chris Pratt battling genetically-modified dinosaurs, supposedly on a Pacific island.

However, it was actually filmed in Pinewood Studios, Buckinghamshire, and at other locations in the South of England including Hampshire.

Universal Pictures has been handed £22 million by Revenue & Customs for filming the latest instalment of the Jurassic Park series in Britain

Universal Pictures has been handed £22 million by Revenue & Customs for filming the latest instalment of the Jurassic Park series in Britain

Universal Pictures has been handed £22 million by Revenue & Customs for filming the latest instalment of the Jurassic Park series in Britain

The Government’s film tax relief scheme lets film-makers claim back up to 25 per cent of their production costs in Britain if at least 10 per cent of the total was spent here.

Over the 14 months to August 31, 2017 a total of £129.6 million was spent on making the film. The bulk of film profits come from ticket sales.

 

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