No game tax breaks in Tory manifesto

The Conservative Party has failed to cite game development tax breaks in its 131-page policy manifesto, raising suspicion that the party is no longer backing a tax-specific state support package as once thought.

Labour MP Tom Watson – an industry sympathiser who previously claimed to have identified conflict on the issue from within the Conservative Party – was concerned by the news.

He told Develop: I hope this doesn’t mean that Ed Vaizey, who’s a friend of mine, has lost an internal battle with [Shadow Chancellor] George Osborne on the issue.”

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