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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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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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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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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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Tories: Well offer tax breaks in first term

The Conservative Party says it will introduce game development tax breaks in its first budget if elected to form a Government, Develop can reveal. The party’s spokesperson for the game industry, MP Ed Vaizey, last night put an end to months of faltering support on the issue by pledging, unequivocally, …

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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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IDS blames games for broken Britain

In a lengthy pre-election rant with the The Times Online, former Tory leader and current back-bencher Iain Duncan Smith has slammed video games as one of the seemingly many factors behind what the Conservatives are labelling as ‘broken Britain’. We are driving children to lose their childhood,” the MP explained. …

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LGC 09: Gordon Brown is failing games industry, say Tories

The Conservative Party this afternoon launched its biggest attack yet on the Government for its treatment of the UK games industry. Speaking at London Games Conference at BAFTA, Shadow Culture Minister Ed Vaizey told a packed room that a Tory Government would extend the remit of the Film Council to …

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