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Cameron explains game tax break snub

Yesterday the Prime Minister once again faced the question of why he, and his government, chose to go back on promises made in the run up to the election. Before the election all three parties pledged to introduce a videogames tax relief to compete internationally on a level playing-field,” Luciana …

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Game tax breaks scrapped

The new UK coalition Government WILL NOT implement tax breaks for games production Chancellor George Osborne confirmed today. As part of his Emergency Budget, Osborne said that subsidies for developers first proposed by the previous Labour government in April will not come into force. He described the suggestion as ‘poorly …

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Hung parliament could aid the industry

TIGA CEO Richard Wilson has told Develop that he believes a Hung Parliament, now confirmed as the result of yesterday’s election, may well work in the favour” of the UK games industry. We’ve come such a long way. All the major parties have stated commitments to tax measures to help …

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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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Darling: I value games industrys passion

Chancellor Alistair Darling has personally endorsed the game industry as a creative force” that deserves, and needs, support in Westminster. The second most powerful man in UK politics told Develop that his recent visit to Dundee, where he toured Realtime Worlds and Abertay University, was immensely enjoyable”, and heaped praise …

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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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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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