Tories pledge to aid the industry, if elected

Tories pledge to aid the industry, if elected

By Tim Ingham

June 15th 2009 at 12:17PM

Shadow Culture Secretary keen to setup Video Games Council to communicate with Government

The Conservative Party’s Shadow Arts and Culture Minister has told MCV that he would be keen to set up a games industry equivalent of the UK Film Council should the party win power.

Ed Vaizey also spoke of his desire to negotiate tax breaks for UK developers – but stopped short of promising that studios would be given greater subsidies under a Tory Government.

“The video games industry needs the Government to show interest in them – and I don’t  think that’s been coming,” Vaizey said. “That’s something that would change very quickly under a Conservative Government.

“There are a number of small, practical things you can do to make a difference to the industry – getting stuck into the skills agenda and making sure that the right courses are available.

Full story can be found here, on Develop's sister site MCV.