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Tories triumph in parliamentary F1 2013 race-off

The right may be the path of the dark side, but it also appears to be adept at fast driving. That’s one conclusion that can be drawn from a recent parliamentary race-off held at the Houses of Parliament that saw MPs compete to set a fastest lap time at Monza …

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Tories launch video games tax breaks microsite

The Conservative Party has launched a microsite explaining the reasons why it believes the UK video games industry is worthy of a tax break. The coalition’s gaming tax breaks will come into effect on April 1st and could see dev costs slashed by 25 per cent for those projects that …

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Doubts raised over game tax breaks

Fresh uncertainties have been cast over the Lib-Con government’s intention to deliver on its pre-election promise of game development tax breaks. Trade site Gamesindustry.biz says it has heard from ‘political insiders’, who state that a game development tax breaks scheme for the UK is now off the table. The anonymous …

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Doubts raised over game tax breaks

Fresh uncertainties have been cast over the Lib-Con government’s intention to deliver on its pre-election promise of game development tax breaks. Trade site Gamesindustry.biz says it has heard from ‘political insiders’, who state that a game development tax breaks scheme for the UK is now off the table. The anonymous …

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Vaizey becomes culture minister

Ed Vaizey, the Conservative MP who has in recent months pledged to support the game industry, has been appointed as Culture Minister. Vaizey has said on numerous occasions that if ever appointed a government post he would shout about the game industry from the rooftops”. Trade association ELSPA says it …

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Tories: Trust us on game tax breaks

First he was positive that the Conservatives would introduce game tax breaks, now Ed Vaizey – shadow spokesperson for the game industry – is vehement. Yet the Tory MP, speaking in response to criticisms earlier today, couldn’t promise that a game industry ‘mini-manifesto’ would be released before the general election. …

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Tories ‘have abandoned game tax breaks

The Conservative Party has abandoned plans to introduce game development tax breaks, a Labour MP insists. Industry sympathiser Tom Watson, the Labour MP for West Bromwich East, told Develop that the Tories’ recent silence on the matter was evident of a party u-turn. The only conclusion I can draw is …

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Tories’ game tax plan coming next week

The Conservatives will next week publish a ‘mini-manifesto’ for the game industry that will outline tax breaks and more, the party has told Develop. Tory spokesperson for the game industry, Ed Vaizey, confidently assured that his party still plans to support the game industry. We’ll be publishing details of our …

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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 …

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Tories make broadband pledge

Ahead of May’s general election the Conservative Party has pledged to deliver super-fast 100Mbps broadband to the majority” of UK homes by 2017 if it is elected to power. Private investors will pay for the infrastructure needs in urban areas with a proportion of the BBC licence fee will be …

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