Tories pledge to aid the industry, if elected

Shadow Culture Secretary keen to setup Video Games Council to communicate with Government
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The Conservative Party’s Shadow Arts and Culture Minister has told MCV that he would be keen to set up a games industry equivalent of the UK Film Council should the party win power.

Ed Vaizey also spoke of his desire to negotiate tax breaks for UK developers – but stopped short of promising that studios would be given greater subsidies under a Tory Government.

“The video games industry needs the Government to show interest in them – and I don’t think that’s been coming,” Vaizey said. “That’s something that would change very quickly under a Conservative Government.

“There are a number of small, practical things you can do to make a difference to the industry – getting stuck into the skills agenda and making sure that the right courses are available.

Full story can be found here, on Develop's sister site MCV.