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

By Patrick Garratt
9 June 2009 10:42 GMT


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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