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.
- Bungie explains their latest weapon balancing efforts in Destiny, promises more is coming
- Blizzard aiming to release Hearthstone on Android tablets by the end of the year
- Former BioWare man Casey Hudson hints at an Oculus Rift project
- Dark Souls on PC to switch from Games For Windows Live to Steam next month
- Square Enix announces details and pricing on the premium livestream of Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival 2014
- First Challenge Mode DLC arrives next week for Alien: Isolation
- Metallica to close out this year's BlizzCon
- Free DLC adds a new skin and runes to Shadow Of Mordor
- ESL Gaming app arrives for the Xbox One