Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Lib Dems Comment On Potential Tax Breaks For UK Games Industry

MPs from the Liberal Democrats party have made some interesting comments on potentially giving the UK games industry tax breaks like those of the UK film industry if they were to get into power. One of their ministers, Don Foster has said:
"Let's just remind ourselves that the computer games industry puts £1bn pounds into the exchequer – and a lot of that money already does goes towards health, education, the fight against crime and the other things the government does."

"Quite clearly [Lamb] needs to be reminded that if we're to give even more support to the games industry we get more tax coming in to the exchequer and that would enable him to achieve just what he wants. So there is a way of doing it, but the best way is to support the videogames industry."

"We're beginning to recognise the huge contribution to intellectual development and of course physical development – the Nintendo Wii with Wii Fit, for example, has led to a huge transformation of people's attitudes to what they see as computer game."
It’s good to know that MPs are getting behind games much more nowadays and that they are recognising the positive contribution they are having to the UK population’s culture, well-being and economy. They also remind you that life is all work, work, work thankfully as well.

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