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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 …

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ELSPA urges Tories to back tax breaks

The games industry is growing impatient with the Conservative party. Despite earlier promises to release a ‘mini-manifesto’ for the games industry, as exclusively detailed by Develop, the party has so far failed to explicitly express support for games industry tax breaks – and now ELSPA is urging it to do …

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ELSPA outlines policy manifesto

National financial support, age ratings, IP theft, skills, broadband – these are the areas that ELSPA will focus its efforts on as it outlines its lobbying intentions for the duration of the next Parliament. During the last Parliament, ELSPA made great strides in getting the games industry recognised and respected …

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DEB what next for games industry?

The Digital Economy Bill is making its way into British law books, but with a General Election just weeks away the final chapter in the DEB’s story is still some way off. So what preparations should the industry be making? I am delighted to inform you that the Digital Economy …

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ELSPA celebrates DEB victory

Its opponents have ensured their voices were heard throughout the course of the Digital Economy Bill’s passage through Parliament, but in the wake of its passing its supporters have come out in celebration. UK video games trade body ELSPA has labelled the DEB a ‘victory’, specifically due to its rulings …

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Let’s prove Government right

Alistair Darling’s Budget was a landmark moment for the games industry – but UK studios most show they are worth the 90m invested in them. That’s the message from industry bosses who say the UK has to promote itself as a global force in order to beef up its studios …

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Parties lock horns at ELSPA Question Time

The inaugural ELSPA Question Time event at BAFTA HQ last night saw the three key political parties debate some of the biggest issues surrounding the game industry. Labour’s Tom Watson, Conservatives’ Ed Vaizey and Lib Dem’s Don Foster each had a chance to respond to questions surrounding piracy, game age …

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