No tax break talk until next election now says Vaizey
The UK minister for culture, Ed Vaizey, has officially tabled any talk of games industry tax breaks until the next general election.
This means the coalition government, despite promising tax breaks for games developers in the run up to this year's general election will now not even explore the possibility for another four years.
Vaizey told Gamespot UK that the issue was on "a hiatus for three or four years [or more] before it realistically comes back onto the table" effectively killing any hope that the industry had of getting some relief through the current economic climate.
During the previous election campaign the Conservatives promised "unequivocally" that they would introduce tax breaks in their first budget.
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