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Labour “looking at” further tax breaks for UK games trade

Tuesday, 9th June 2009 10:42 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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UK Culture Secretary Ben Bradshaw said in a question and answer session on “Digital Britain” yesterday that more tax breaks are in the pipeline for the UK industry.

“We do recognise the importance of the video games industry to the British economy,” he said.

“Research and development tax credits are available for the industry, and we are looking at introducing further tax breaks.”

Bradshaw also said that he’s now tackling the “issue of classification” regarding games, and is preparing to make “other announcements” on the trade in general.

Read the full transcript through there.

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  1. David

    Which is great were as on the other side of the coin in Germany they want to drive a wooden stake in the heart of there developers.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Blerk

    Of course, the government will be gone and replaced with an entirely different set of losers long before they even get through shredding their expenses forms, never mind deciding on tax breaks for the video gaming industry.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Gekidami

    I guess video games in Germany just dont have a big enought effect on their economy, i cant really think of any big name German devs other then Crytek off the top of my head.

    #3 5 years ago