Liberal Democrats are “committed to support” Games Tax Relief

Friday, 30th April 2010 19:04 GMT By Stephany Nunneley


The Liberal Democrats said today in a statement to TIGA that the introduction of Games Tax Relief is supported by the political party and that it  wants to see the measures  introduced as soon as possible.

“Liberal Democrats support the introduction of a Games Tax Relief,” Don Foster, Liberal Democrat Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, said in a statement to TIGA.

“Following consultation on the details, we would implement the Relief as soon as possible.”

In response, Dr. Richard Wilson, CEO of TIGA, said that the support was welcome and that it is in the best interest of the UK games industry that it is implemented soon.

“TIGA welcomes the Liberal Democrats’ commitment to support Games Tax Relief and to enact this tax measure as quickly as possible,” said Wilson.

“There is a growing cross party consensus that Games Tax Relief is good for the UK development sector, good for the UK games industry, and good for the UK economy.”

British Chancellor Alastair Darling announced last month that the UK games industry is to benefit from tax breaks in a similar way to the UK film industry.

The move comes after years of lobbying Government from bodies such as ELSPA and TIGA.



  1. renegadegd

    I’m old enough to vote for the first time now. but i don’t think i will. It all just seems like a bunch of promises that none of them will ever keep, so i cant really see the point.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Stephany Nunneley

    @1 Welcome to the world of voting. The lesser of two evils is what it will always be, sorry to say :(

    #2 5 years ago
  3. cookiejar

    Sad but true.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Benjo1981

    @2 Just as long as the lesser-evil isn’t that slimy toad David Cameron, or the inappropriate smiler Gordon Brown, or the one-trick pony Clegg….oh, wait…shit..

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Cort

    As a great man once said, democracy is the worst system of government – apart from all the others.

    Treasure what you have, because an awful lot of people don’t have it, and a fair few chaps died protecting it. Go to the polling station on May 6 even if you only spoil your paper, because that is counted and recorded. Abstention is morally and intellectually indefensible in every conceivable way.

    I’m voting for the party which is closest to another sentiment expressed by the aforementioned colossus of British history: the first duty of government is to leave people alone.

    #5 5 years ago

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