Ed Vaizey

UK game tax breaks will yield “£35m of support a year,” says Vaizey

Tax breaks for the UK games industry were announced last week, following years of lobbying from studios and other bodies. Now, UK Minister for Culture Ed Vaizey has spoken about what the incentives mean for the sector and how the Government hopes to support the industry from this point onward.

6 years ago

Ed Vaizey headlines

  • Osborne steadfast in support of UK games tax breaks despite EC investigation

    UK Chancellor George Osborne and Culture minister Ed Vaizey have said that the EU Commission’s investigation into a UK games tax relief will not deter the incentive from being applied.

    7 years ago
  • Saturday Shorts: Sales, City of Heroes, Salem, DCUO, Ed Vaizey, more

    To celebrate SWTOR getting an official release date, here is a sexy picture from a burlesque show. She may not be the droid you were looking for, but she may be the Stormtrooper of your dreams. Well, until her helmet comes off.

    8 years ago
  • UK MP calls for games industry tax relief review

    UK MP Jim McGovern has called on Ed Vaizey, the minister for creative industries, to makes games industry tax relief a priority.

    8 years ago
  • UK politician's data protection concerns following PSNgate

    Another British politician has spoken out about the PlayStation Network dramas, calling on the games industry to prioritise data protection.

    9 years ago
  • New Alien targets "Red Dead Redemption, Arkham Asylum"

    Sega studio Creative Assembly is working on a new Alien game for consoles, the developer confirmed in a press conference this morning, and is aiming for the very top with the project.

    9 years ago
  • PEGI implementation delayed into July at the earliest

    Minister for Culture Ed Vaizey has said the UK’s new PEGI games classification system has been delayed yet again, and is now looking at implementation sometime in July at the earliest.

    9 years ago
  • Wilson: Canada’s a threat to UK games industry

    TIGA’s Richard Wilson has said Canada’s “a major threat” to the UK games industry, something not helped by the recent scrapping of proposed government tax breaks.

    9 years ago
  • LGC: 40% of the industry's underprepared for digital distribution

    According to discussions set to take place during this month’s London Games Conference, with digital distribution “poised to outstrip traditional retail sales within three years,” 40 percent of the games industry is underprepared for the shift. Speakers during the LGC will address the issue, along with Nick Parker of Parker Consulting, who believes that 2013 […]

    10 years ago
  • London Games Conference to "tackle biggest issues facing publishers and developers today"

    Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo and the Shadow Minister for Culture have each been announced to speak at the London Games Conference on October 27 at BAFTA. According to the press release, the conference “will tackle the biggest issues facing publishers and developers today: How to strengthen relationships with their playing customers and how to sell products […]

    10 years ago
  • Tories thrash Brit Government for failing games trade

    The British Conservative Party’s issued a withering attack on Gordon Brown’s cabinet for failing the UK games industry after the WTO failed to uphold claims of unfair business practices by the Canadian Government. “The Government’s strategy for videogames has been shown to be nothing more than a sham,” said Ed Vaizey MP, shadow videogames spokesman. […]

    11 years ago