ELSPA losing patience with Conservative Party

Written by Joe Martin

May 4, 2010 // 11:21 a.m.

Tags: #conservative #elspa #industry #politics #tax #tax-breaks

ELSPA, the UK trade association for the games industry, has urged the Conservative Party to fulfil promises to detail it's plans for tax breaks for developers ahead of the UK general election.

The party originally promised to release a 'mini-manifesto' for the games industry, but has so far failed to present a finished document despite passing promised publication dates, according to MCV.

With just two days left until the UK general election, ELSPA says it is now running out of patience with the Conservative Party.

"We urge the Conservatives to publish their mini manifesto on creative industries before May 6th," said ELSPA Director General Michael Rawlinson.

"The Conservative Party has spoken on numerous occasions of their commitment towards the videogames industry and creative industries in general, and our importance in helping to provide a more balanced UK economy."

"We therefore call on the Party to officially publish their intentions for the games industry and the creative sector as a whole. There are only 2 days left until polling day. It is essential that the Conservatives let the many millions of voters who work in the games business, enjoy our products and benefit from the positive economic and cultural impact we provide, their commitment to our industry.

Conservative rivals the Liberal Democrats have promised tax breaks would be introduced as soon as possible if they were elected. Labour has already detailed it's own plans previously.

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