Major publisher sabotaged games industry tax breaks in the UK?
It has emerged that a major international games publisher may have been instrumental in the cancelling of tax breaks for the British games industry.
Inside sources close to Develop have indicated that one of the biggest games publishers in the world exerted influence through key parliamentary allies to stop Labour's pre-election tax break plans dead in their tracks.
The tax relief plans were dropped dramatically in the Coalition Government's emergency budget this week after both the Lib-Dems and the Conservatives promised that they would support the measures if elected.
TIGA Chief Dr Richard Wilson reacted saying: "TIGA has campaigned rigorously for two years for Games Tax Relief. We will not give up and we ask publishers to join us."
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