Did ‘anti-game lobby’ kill tax breaks?

Disappointment is echoing around UK games studios after the government yesterday said that it wasn’t going ahead with a development tax credit.

But what was the real reason for the snub?

According to one prominent developer, Frontier’s David Braben, the Government would have faced widespread criticism from anti-games voices if it had approved the move.

"We have the figures to demonstrate the benefits, but in the end I suspect the reason not to do it, despite the pre-election promises from all three parties, is the fear of how it might be spun by the anti-games lobby," he said.

The full story can be found on Develop.

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