Lords Endorse UK Dev Tax Relief

TIGA, the body responsible for representing the UK games industry have said that a statement made by the House of Lords Communications Committee effectively backs their calls for tax relief in the UK. Certainly, the Lords Communications Committee have said:

We recognise the claims of the videogames industry for support in the face of foreign government-subsidised competition, and recommend that the Government consider providing tax incentives for videogames production

Which is a strong indication that they believe the UK development landscape could do with a little help. TIGA are upbeat about the situation too, with their CEO, Richard Wilson stating:

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It is very encouraging that the cross-party, highly respected House of Lords Communications Committee has recommended that the Government should consider providing tax incentives for videogames production

Conservative Shadow Arts MP Ed Vaizey (whose job title sounds like a subject at Hogwarts) has already gone on record as saying that he hopes to introduce the tax relief measures within two to three years of the Conservatives coming to power in the UK. Three points for Gryffindor!

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