ELSPA hails new Business, Culture Ministers

ELSPA has praised the appointment of the new Ministers for Culture and Business as the new Government takes shape.

In a statement, the trade body commended the Government’s decision in who should take responsibility for areas such as the games industry and pledged to support them as they tackle the potential implementation of tax breaks and the integration of PEGI.

I would like to congratulate the new head of culture, Jeremy Hunt MP, and business, Vince Cable MP, on their appointments to the new government,” said ELSPA director Michael Rawlinson. We recognise the enormous challenges they face and we wish them well in their task.

Over the last few years ELSPA has worked hard to build relationships with all three major political parties. Consequently all relevant new Ministers are well aware of the needs of the games industry.

We are therefore well placed to work closely with the government in tackling the issues we face. In particular we look forward to the implementation of consultation into tax breaks along with relevant parts of the Digital Economy Act – including tackling piracy and the establishment of PEGI as the single classification system for video games in the UK.

Both the Liberal Democrats and the Conservatives showed great commitment towards the games industry in the run up to the election. We look forward to helping them turn their vision for our industry into reality.”

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